Retailer Leaks Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One Bundle (Updated)
Update: Polygon reports that the white Xbox One bundled with Sunset Overdrive is indeed official, as revealed to the site by a Microsoft representative at a press event. The bundle should be out in time for the game's release in October.
French game site Micromania listed the bundle for sale, but has since removed the listing. The bundle was priced at €399 (approx. $535), indicating that it would include a Kinect. Up until now, the piano white Xbox One was only available to Microsoft employees, but this reveal indicates that the color variant will be available to the masses soon. Presumably, the bundled console, unlike the Microsoft employees’ version, will not include the text “I Made This” on the front.
While the Piano White console is lovely, it's a little surprising and disappointing that Sunset Overdrive, an extremely colorful game, isn't being bundled with a gaudy, bright orange console, which would fit the game's aesthetic more than the classy white. Ironically, Microsoft’s previous console, the Xbox 360, initially came in white, and players clamored for a black version. This time around, the exact opposite scenario has played out, reinforcing the idea that the grass is always greener on the other side… or whiter.
Gamescom, Europe’s largest gaming convention, will take place Aug. 14-17, so it’s entirely possible that Microsoft will reveal the “Piano White” Sunset Overdrive during the con. We’ll be sure to update with any new information about the bundle, so stay tuned to Arcade Sushi during Gamescom.