Last week, there were indications that Microsoft was going to unveil a brand new Xbox One controller at their E3 media briefing. Now it appears that the controller will come with a new and improved console.
A 1 TB Xbox One model was listed on Amazon; which is an upgrade over the current 500 GB unit. The new console comes with the new controller, which has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a copy of the Master Chief Collection.
According to the listing, the new Xbox One will not feature the Kinect. It will also have a June 15th release date, along with a $400 USD price point. Since the story broke however, the listing has been removed.
June 15th is also the same day Microsoft is doing their E3 press conference. Microsoft has a track record of showing new Xbox models during E3 and then releasing them on the same day. This was evident in 2010 when Microsoft announced a slim Xbox 360 and released it that day. In 2013, Microsoft announced a Xbox One-themed Xbox 360, which was also released on the same day as the announcement.
While the Xbox One does support external hard drives, there is a need for a larger internal hard drive. Phil Spencer acknowledged the issue back in November 2014 when he stated, “ I understand the need for bigger HDs.” This new model will appease that issue.
Look for confirmation at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, which takes place on Monday, June 15th at 9:30 a.m.