Catalyst Game Labs wants to make sure that people coming to the new Shadowrun 5th edition have the easiest time possible. So they’ve created an Introductory Box Set to help.
From the announcement:
The goal of the set is simple: It should have everything you need to quickly and easily launch an adventure in Shadowrun’s Sixth World setting. It should be approachable, fun to use, eye-catching, and entertaining.
With those larger goals in mind, we set about planning the contents for the box.