If you’re not interested in the upcoming Xbox One X, Microsoft has an Xbox One S bundle you might be more interested in.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an upcoming action-adventure game set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe. As a direct follow-up to the excellent Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War expands on almost every aspect of the previous game, delivering a larger open world, more complex combat, and a hugely expanded “Nemesis” system, which sees procedurally-generated orc warlords vie for control of Mordor. Shadow of War is expected to be available on October 10 for $59.99.
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Microsoft has a marketing deal with Shadow of War, which will hit both Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title; a rare feat for a third-party, AAA game. Shadow of War will also be enhanced on the Xbox One X, with 4K visuals and boosted effects and features.
While the Xbox One X will steal the spotlight, Microsoft still projects that the Xbox One S will continue to outsell its flagship 4K console due to the more affordable price. For those who want to jump into the Xbox ecosystem at a lower price point, this new Shadow of War bundle might be just what the wizard ordered.