Xbox One won’t be getting Windows 10 integration until after summer
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has clarified when Xbox One will be getting Windows 10—or, more accurately, he’s clarified when it won’t be getting the new OS.
Microsoft had previously stated that the console wouldn’t see the company’s latest operating system until it had been rolled out on PC, but with that launch currently pegged for sometime this summer, it hadn’t been clear when exactly Xbox One owners could expect see the upgrade.
In response to a tweet from a fan asking for more specifics, Spencer has provided the first definitive answer on timing, but it’s still relatively open-ended.That means the new Windows 10–based system software would arrive on Xbox One in fall at the earliest, but it could theoretically be much longer than that, too. Microsoft does have a history of rolling out major updates to their consoles in November and October, so that might be an obvious candidate.
Also unclear is how exactly Windows 10 might alter the standard Xbox experience. When the plan was first announced, Spencer made it clear that players wouldn’t be “using Excel on the Xbox, but Microsoft is making it easier to port experiences from PC over to Xbox where they make sense.”
Special edition of Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle on the way
For a limited time, Xbox fans in the U.S. can get their hands on an Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle featuring a sleek, Cirrus White Xbox One console and wireless controller. The bundle also comes packed with a digital download code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection – the essential Halo fan experience that features the Master Chief’s complete story through four free Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Best of all, it’s all available for ERP $349 in the U.S.
The Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle will be available later this month in very limited quantities and for a limited time at participating U.S. retailers while supplies last – so once they’re all gone, they’re all gone!