Xbox One S price drop for select bundles is happening tomorrow, at least in the US

Microsoft is dropping the Xbox One S price on the same day it's expected to unleash a flurry of details on its 4K-ready Project Scorpio console at E3 2017

The tech and gaming giant made the announcement on its Twitter channel today, revealing that select Xbox One S bundles are getting a $50 discount, at least for the US, beginning June 11.

So which bundles will be getting the deal? The Xbox One S Battlefield 1 500GB bundle will drop from $299 down to $249 starting tomorrow, and the Xbox One S 1TB Forza Horizon 3 bundle will drop from $349 to $299. 

Unfortunately, it seems, the deals are only for the US bundles. We've checked the Xbox UK and Australia Twitter accounts and don't see a similar price drop announcement yet, but we'll update this article if one is revealed. 

We also don't yet know if this is a limited-time Xbox One S sale, or if Microsoft plans to keep the console price at these figures for good. The discount doesn't apply to Xbox One S bundles with already reduced prices.

Project Scorpio awaits

A price drop for Microsoft's most recent gaming console ahead of its E3 press conference is nothing new; the same thing happened last year for the first Xbox One before the One S made its debut. 

Microsoft's highly anticipated E3 2017 keynote takes place at 2pm PT/5pm ET/10pm GMT tomorrow, and it's here we expect lots of Project Scorpio news. This could include Project Scorpio's real name, price, games and features. 

For its part, Microsoft has been hyping up the event with a gusto:

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Via The Verge

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