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Xbox One X MICROSOFTXbox One X won't come with a free Kinect port
Theresa Hayes | 11 October, 2017, 20:24

Minecraft fans will be happy to know that there is now a new offering that gives you the most of the franchise with the Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure bundle.

Microsoft will not be offering free Kinect adapters for those who purchase an Xbox One X as it initially did for those who upgraded to an Xbox One S previous year.

What it means in a practical sense is that games may run smoother, achieving target frame rates more consistently, and offer a clutch of graphical improvements in lighting, texture and, of course, resolution. The time varies per bundle, but you're getting additional software content no matter which package you select. There's the Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle, Rocket League Blast-Off Bundle, Starter Bundle and Ultimate Halo Bundle to choose from, all of which come with a matching controller, Xbox Live Gold of some sort and an Xbox Games Pass subscription or trial. Of note: each of the bundles in this article work with an Xbox One S in white - no super unusual skinning going on whatsoever! Hence, 3 months of choosing from a library of over 100 games.

Over at Currys PC World this week, you can pre-order an Xbox One X console along with copies of Forza Motorsport 7, Halo 5 Guardians and Quantum Break, all for the same price as the console on its own - £449.99.

Right now you can reserve the console for the £449.99 RRP and get three top-tier games included for no extra cost.

Microsoft will not offer a free Kinect adaptor with Xbox One X's launch.