Two weeks ago, Microsoft wrapped up their keynote at E3 and we saw some truly spectacular games being announced. Xbox exclusives like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends and Ori and the Blind Forest were very well received by the public, with the Master Chief Collection and Halo 5 rumoured to single-handedly sell the Xbox One. Now, Microsoft is offering two free games in celebration of their E3 announcements.
The Xbox One will be available in Singapore on 23 September starting at S$639. Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
As a way of saying thank you to Microsoft fans and welcoming them to the world of Xbox One, they will be entitled to the Xbox One downloadable version of Ryse: Son of Rome, and Killer Instinct Ultra Edition Add-ons worth $100 value with every purchase and redemption of a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription till 30th of June.
Said Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, of the Interactive Entertainment Business of Xbox Singapore:
We’re just getting started on the road to launch and look forward to continuing to deliver more games, more product improvements and more entertainment in the coming months.
To be honest, Ryse: Son of Rome is not a particularly good game, criticised for being just a “Quick-Time Event interactive movie” where instead of controlling the character of your free will, you are forced to press pre-determined buttons in quick succession for the most part. While Killer Instinct is a decent game, the cost of a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription is highly prohibitive at S$88.
While PC gamers enjoy free online gaming, Steam Sales and Humble Bundles, where they can get over 20 AAA games for less than S$100, Xbox One users have to settle for two AAA games and an online service for S$88 – a deal which is quite frankly, terrible in comparison.
What do you think of this deal? Is it worth it to you? Leave your comments below!