Microsoft Xbox All Access Bundles Return With Project Scarlett Upgrade Option

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Last summer, Microsoft initially launched its Xbox All Access financing program for Xbox One purchases. Instead of paying the full upfront costs for an Xbox One S or Xbox One X console, those payments could be financed monthly over a 24-month period with Xbox All Access.

Now that the holiday season is starting to ramp up again, Microsoft is burning back Xbox All Access. Like before, the bundle includes the Xbox One hardware along with a 24-month membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The base bundle with an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition costs $19.99/month, while stepping up to the Xbox One S will set you back $22.99/month. If you want a flagship Xbox One X, that cost balloons to $30.99 per month.

What makes this reinvigorated program different -- besides the addition of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition -- is that choosing the Xbox One X bundle will offer you the option to upgrade to the next-generation Project Scarlett "in as few as 12 months". Microsoft makes it a point to say that this bonus promotion is only available through December 31st, 2019 and is only available to customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

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The company goes on to add that customers must "purchase Project Scarlett with a new Xbox All Access purchase from the same retail partner where they joined the program, and trade-in the console originally purchased with Xbox All Access."

Those that take the Xbox One X route can get Project Scarlett with no changes to their monthly payment regimen. Those that go with the Xbox One S, however, will have to pay an "upgrade fee" to step into Project Scarlett.

Project Scarlett is scheduled to launch during the Holiday 2020 timeframe and will be powered by an octa-core AMD Ryzen 3000 processor and Radeon Navi graphics.