Here's the best look yet at the white Xbox One Launch Team console

In August, word leaked out that Microsoft was giving the employees who worked at their Interactive Entertainment division a white Xbox One console and controller for free with special labeling and more extras. Two of those consoles have since been put up for auction to raise money for charity, with one bought for $11,300.

However, the images of the white Xbox One that have been posted on the net have been pretty low res and blurry for the most part. That changed this week as someone, most likely a Microsoft team member, posted up high res photos of the rare console on Imgur. Those photos were later removed from the site but not before Kotaku managed to grab them.

The white finish on the Launch Team console really looks slick in the new images, and we really hope that Microsoft decides to release an Xbox One with a similar look to the general public.

Just a reminder; in addition to the white console and controller, the Xbox One Launch Team version has its own Xbox Live achievement code to unlock. In addition, there's an "I Made This" Label on both the console and controller. It also comes with one free year of Xbox Live Gold and all of Microsoft's Xbox One launch titles. All in all, it's an impressive perk for working at Microsoft's Xbox division.

Source: Kotaku | Images via Kotaku

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I see nothing a paint job can't solve. The key is fine sandpaper, and paint made to stick on plastic. And not do a ****ty job of it.

But frankly, if I had an Xbox One, I'd be looking at the TV, not the console...which is made to be sitting out of sight in an AV cabinet.

Either the white balance is way off or the console's front and top panels are actually painted in different shades of white.

White looks fantastic, in my opinion.

I'm not sure why they would take the photos of this down, though. They could have used them to gauge user's reactions and then decided whether they should release one for public consumption or not.

The Gamer said,

I'm not sure why they would take the photos of this down, though. They could have used them to gauge user's reactions and then decided whether they should release one for public consumption or not.

Exactly. Taking down the photos makes no sense. Might not have been authorized, but how does it hurt the brand or company? In fact, most people seem to be having a positive reaction to this variant (although who knows how much the rarity factor plays a part in that?)

Precisely.

Good point about the rarity playing a part in the reactions of people towards the white version, though. That could be true, too.

Looks much better in white, They should have made White, Black, Green, Yellow, Red. Blue for release.

Oh well always custom case after the warranty runs out heh.

It looks pretty good in white, but white would stand out more and that defeats the point of the xbox One. It is designed to blend in with the rest of your equipment.

Spicoli said,
That should be "stick out". Why does the edit turn off after a short time?

It's so that users can't troll for five minutes and then change their post, or decide someday that they want attention when they leave and change all prior posts to nasty messages.

Edit. Hey, why's this down here?

They'll do limited edition versions of these things but that white is just sexy as hell. In particular that controller. A silver/platinum version would be cool looking too.

the controller looks awesome. the box, meh. I think platinum gray with a mated pearlescent finish would have been better.

That is funny because a lot of plastics form part of composites which are often better then their metallic compounds. There is no perfect material nor is one material always better than another. Using plastic does not mean any product (be it PS4 or Xbox1) is inferior and should never be used to indicate whether a product is considered cheap or not.

djpailo said,
That is funny because a lot of plastics form part of composites which are often better then their metallic compounds. There is no perfect material nor is one material always better than another. Using plastic does not mean any product (be it PS4 or Xbox1) is inferior and should never be used to indicate whether a product is considered cheap or not.
Yeah, because these same people bought plastic products all their lives, and now all of a sudden its something bad.

Yes composites are better. You cant tell that to these people they don't get it. Which is why I invite anyone who thinks metal is better to visit a local bike shop...a real shop...not Wal-Mart of Toys R US - and compare a composite to a metal bike with the same components. See which one cost more and looks equally a nice. In fact they look so similar that touching them is the only way to tell them apart.

I mean be careful here, not all composites are better. It really depends on the purpose. Also, there is still active development in improving many metals with various alloys.

Decebalvs Rex said,
Looks good , however there is one thing I dislike about Xbox : it ain't slim !

I have no doubt that they will make it smaller in the future like with other consoles in the past.