An image of an alleged Xbox One devkit has appeared online.
The picture shows a white Xbox One similar in design to the retail model, and - judging by comments from a "confirmed XB1 dev" - appears to be legit.
Ugh yeah....looks terrible.
Yeah and that's just the console itself, what about that colour?
I like white electronics :/
And the PS4 Dev kit looks like a clapped out old 1995 PC base. Xbox One Dev kit looks slick compared to this: http://www.thesixthaxis.com...
PS4 dev Kit: http://www.thesixthaxis.com...
Is that a Betamax?
I know... even worse.
I think its better than black
It looks like an Atari Mega ST.
Ha it's the Apple iBox One. Good that final hardware is shipping to devs in a basic approximation of the chassis. Either that or it's Ben Hecks next project - a PS3 inside an Xbox One - a PSOne if you will Lol. Oh the irony if ever made. Ben if you read this please make it so. Can I have one please?
white doesn't fair well, but now it justifies the word "bone" is XBone. I think black is best.
want!!!! i like it cuz its loud its gunna be interesting to see the special edition xbox One's like the Halo or Gears kind...etc.
I've always had an interest in special edition consoles. I find it odd that Sony has never been keen on making special edition consoles, at least to the same degree that Microsoft does, when their user base is made of mostly care gamers. It gives each consumer/gamer a sense of uniqueness and personality. Microsoft goes as far as to customize both the console and the controller. The Halo 4 Special Edition was sweet. I hope to see more of the same with both consoles. I think they could both use some extra flair.
Apple has finally announced the Ibox One
Nope, if Apple were to announced a gaming system, it would have no disc drive, the height will be thinner than a #2 pencil, will cover up the 'made in China" part and posting it on small print as "Assembled in Cupertino". This is definitely a MS product.
Someone clearly didn't understand sarcasm lol
It would also cost £3000 and be outdated by a newer version in under a year ;)
"Someone clearly didn't understand sarcasm lol" ;), I totally agreed with your statement, 1000%
scarred for life now :-(......
Ya know...it's rather surprising that Apple hasn't tried to get in on the console market.
No thanks. I wouldn't Angry Birds: [insert number] every few months with new hardware every year that contains minimal upgrades
Heh, that would be funny. Apple users flocking the malls to get the newest iPlay console every year or so, just to play Angry Birds 14.
I don't think the "Apple Market" is the same as the gaming market. "Adults" get Apple products. The same adults that think gaming is for kids and a waste of time. Not that all Apple users don't like gaming (I'm typing on an iMac), but Apple knows the majority of their revenue is coming from a certain class of customer, the class that doesn't have time for video games. It's not a money factor obviously, an iPad costs $500 at the cheapest, but an interest factor. PS. Mobile gaming will probably become sophisticated enough in the upcoming years that you'll start seeing console versions of them... maybe vice versa.
Looks more like a prototype model then a devkit. Just thought it would look more industrial and heavy duty.
Couldn't tell us the hardware?
For the price, you would think they wouldn't choose such a cheap looking white. Reminds me of those white plastics cups.
Is that a Nintendo wii with a hard drive beside??? Just joking ppl :-)
Yeah white don't look good on that dev kit. Looks shouldn't really matter but its like having to paper bag ur gf in public and that ain't right :/
Looks ok . Retail looks wayy better. X1 day 1.
It doesn't appear to be connected to a Kinect. Fake.
Can't the dev kit read burned CD's or something. If I recall some of the DRM and internal hardware is more open to hacks because they can debug them while the project is running. IE: in the dev kit you can run debug mode and find exploits in the OS and firmwares. They aren't standard consoles they have unique debugging that allows developers to look deep into their code running. Not sure about this but there are reasons these systems are so expensive and guarded by the companies. It's just my notion but this brings up a big red flag. consider that if the right group get's this system it might make it easier to hack the day one X1 to play pirated games. Any comments? My bad it's just an image not one being sold on Ebay. LOL..
Looks more like a debug unit for testing game code.
Agreed, there's no military style lights and flip switches, it's just a test box.
Agreed. This article looks like just another example of "game journalism" where the author hasn't a clue about the industry terminology. A devkit has extra diagnostics because they don't know what kind of bugs and errors can crop up in development. The devs want a representative debug unit to test out game code on a representative unit, and that is what this looks like. It doesn't look ugly, it looks bland and unexciting as hell. In a word, boring, not a good feeling to get from a console design.
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