Ubisoft is gearing up for the release of Assassin's Creed: Origins, which includes having multiple versions of the game available across multiple platforms. For potential Xbox One S customers, there are two brand new bundles containing a digital copy of Assassin's Creed: Origins.
GameInformer is reporting that there's a 500GB bundle available for $279.99 that will be available on October 27th that comes with a digital copy of Assassin's Creed: Origins, a wireless controller, a one-month subscription to the Xbox Game Pass that allows you to stream games within the Game Pass library, along with 14 days of Xbox Live Gold. This will allow you to play some of those Game Pass games online with the multiplayer mode, giving you a taste of Microsoft's premium service.
The second bundle is slightly more expensive but you also gain some additional goodies. For $349.99 you gain access to a 1TB Xbox One S unit, a copy of Assassin's Creed: Origins, a wireless controller, a one-month subscription for the Xbox Game Pass, a two week free trial of Xbox Live Gold, and an additional free digital copy of Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Siege. This way not only will you be able to play-test some of the games from the Game Pass, but you'll also be able to play Rainbow Six: Siege via multiplayer as well.
What's interesting here is that Ubisoft and Microsoft have advertised the special bundle pack containing Assassin's Creed: Origins, and even mention that the Xbox One S supports 4K Blu-ray, but the bundle isn't for the upcoming Xbox One X, which actually supports 4K gaming.
It's a strange marketing tactic because apparently Assassin's Creed: Origins is one of the only few games enhanced to support both native 4K and high-dynamic range on supported televisions for the Xbox One X.
So the console with one of the most widely touted features isn't being bundled with the game that actually supports said feature.
I'm sure a lot of gamers who might be interested in 4K would probably prefer to get an Xbox One X and one of the games that come with the advertised features. However, if someone didn't already own an Xbox game console, it would seem kind of confusing having Assassin's Creed: Origins bundled in with the console that does not support 4K gaming.
Anyway, Assassin's Creed: Origins is due for release this October for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with added support for the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. The game takes players back to the ancient times of Egypt for the origins of the Assassin's guild. Many also suspect that it will also explain how the Templars came about. You can either grab the game as part of the new Xbox One S bundle or get it separately for $59.99 starting October 27th.