Microsoft and Activision detailed some of the features of the new limited edition Xbox One due for release on November 3rd, giving gamers a look at how the design came about as well as what they'll get if they decide to purchase the limited edition bundle this fall.
The case and controller were carefully crafted by the team at Microsoft and Activision, creating a livery that reflects a lot of the nuance and features that are supposedly present in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The bundle will come with the custom Xbox One, a specially designed controller and the Day-Zero edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. You can check out a trailer of the pre-order bundle pack below, as seen on the official Xbox website.
As noted in the video, the entire bundle is being referred to as “Project Anvil”, focusing on the look and the aesthetic of the Xbox One to mimic some of the features in the game, such as the sound of when it boots up and shuts down. Players will get exclusive Xbox One sounds that coincide with the exoskeletons and the hum of the hover-copters when you power-on and turn off the system.
The Day Zero edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes with bonus gaming items, including an AK-12 G Assault Rifle and a Crossbow BO2. How much of an advantage the weapons will give you over the opponents is kind of hard to tell at this point, but you can sort of get an idea with the supply drop trailer.
The Day Zero edition also allows players to get in 24 hours worth of play-time before everyone else, so it basically means you can conquer the single-player and then put some practice time into the multiplayer before everyone else floods in and joins the action.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare aims to take the series in a slightly different direction from previous entries, focusing more on a very heavy story-driven narrative centering around the socio-economic military complex and the industrial privatization of manufactured wars. It sounds like a mouthful but just think of it as corporations being paid to start and end wars for money, power and authority. Front-and-center of the action is multiple-award winning actor Kevin Spacey.
The current star of House of Cards was persuaded and convinced by Activision to join the cast and offer not only his likeness but his physical performance to the project as well. We've yet to actually hear him talk about his time with the game all that much, but it's likely we'll only find out after the game releases.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out for release this November for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. A digital version for PC is also inbound, but sadly there won't be a Wii U release this year.