Microsoft announces its Halo-themed Xbox Series X console priced at $549

Microsoft’s first custom Halo-branded Xbox Series X console will arrive in November. The $549.99 console includes dark metallic panelling, gold accents, and a star pattern to match the Halo universe. It powers on and off with custom Halo-themed sounds. The console bundle will also include a custom Halo-branded controller that matches the console, and Microsoft says this will be a very limited edition that will be available for preorder from Microsoft’s site. This is the first custom Xbox Series X console, but Microsoft has previously launched many custom Xbox consoles. Alongside a custom Halo-branded console, Microsoft is also launching a Halo-themed Xbox Elite 2 controller. It’s designed to match the metallic green found on Master Chief’s armor, and it even has a custom case and D-pad. The Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2 controller will also be available in November, priced at $199.99. Preorders for the Halo-themed Xbox Elite 2 controller will also begin at Microsoft’s site.