Alongside Game, BT have also announced that they will have some launch day stock of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with the caveat that it is available exclusively for BT broadband and EE mobile customers.
BT customers will have to log into their MyBT account to spot the offer, with consoles and a range of accessories to be made available, while EE customers have the option to throw the cost of the their next-gen console on top of their existing mobile contracts, paying through 11 interest-free instalments with the Add to Plan service.
It’s touted as a new partnership between Microsoft and BT, as BT look to strengthen their position as a partner for gaming companies. They were also the first European network to partner with Google Stadia back in January.
Stock will likely be quite limited, and hopefully this isn’t the only avenue that punters have to pick up a launch day console – Game announced yesterday that they will have launch day PlayStation 5’s next week.
Is the Xbox Series X worth they outlay? We’d say so, if you prefer the green team over the blue. The console is fast, it’s clearly very powerful and it builds on the Xbox One X. You’ll see a huge jump forward if you’re coming from a base Xbox One or PlayStation 4, but might be feeling there’s a lack of meaningful exclusives on day one.
We said in our Xbox Series X review:
The Xbox Series X is the continuity candidate. It’s built on the foundations of familiar system software and comprehensive backward compatibility that actively enhances everything you want to play on it (within limits) and it’s effectively silent no matter how hard we’ve pushed it. At this time we’re still on the outer threshold of what it can offer for the next gen gaming, but we’ll explore that over the coming days, weeks and months. What’s certain is that you’ll want a high-end TV or monitor to get the very best out of it, and that if you’re coming from a base PS4 or Xbox One in particular, this will be a huge step forward.
Source: press release