That white Xbox One console that we have been hearing about is very real and now Microsoft has confirmed at Gamescom 2014 that the white console will ship with a special white gamepad. The white Xbox One can already be preordered starting at $399.99, but it will only ship in October when it launches as a part of the special Sunset Overdrive bundle, and not anytime sooner. So that is sad news for folks who wanted it early.
The console has a 500GB hard drive, just like the black model, but aside from that it doesn’t have any other special features. Just a white color. We aren’t sure at this point if a white Xbox One with a Kinect bundled up will also be available in stores later in the year. Microsoft has only confirmed the cheaper Kinect-free white Xbox One so far. We will have to wait and see on that one.
Microsoft also announced a special Xbox One version during the press event. That would be the Call of Duty Xbox One bundle that ships with 1TB of storage for $499.99. This is also a Kinect-free version. So now we know for sure that the white Xbox is no myth. That should please gamers who want a lighter shade.