Rumor: Microsoft giving away white Xbox Ones to some of its employees

While most folks are waiting patiently for the launch of the brand new Xbox One, Microsoft has gone ahead and made its employees an offer they can’t refuse. Following its tradition of gifting their own devices to the folks that help build them, the company is supposedly giving away a special edition of the Xbox One to the full-timers in its Interactive Entertainment Business.

This special edition Xbox will reportedly feature a white and silver casing with controller, which, many folks would argue, looks even better than the “liquid black” of the retail version of the device. Eligible employees will also receive a year of Xbox Live and all first party games for free.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the white Xbox One. A leaked developer kit showed up  last month looking somewhat similar to the one in this image. And we can’t confirm just yet if this rumor is true, but if it is, some Microsoft employees will be very happy come November.

Source: Reddit via: Endgaget | Image via Reddit

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Now that looks sexy! I know it's just a color change, but considering its size and how reminiscent it is of a giant black VCR, this looks loads better.

They are def good to their employees. My friend worked there for less than six months and since he was working there during the launch of the surface... he got one (as did all full-time employees I think). He left shortly after but this is certainly a nice perk.

vcfan said,
you'll probably find this in the headlines on some other sites soon

"is Microsoft racist"??

Yeah because all the whites will be asking why theirs isn't avail on retail...only black ones.

I can't understand microsofts facination with white consoles.

Personally I think it looks horrible sat under a black TV, next to all back AV equipment. Guess someone people like it.

glen8 said,
I can't understand microsofts facination with white consoles.

Personally I think it looks horrible sat under a black TV, next to all back AV equipment. Guess someone people like it.

Well, now that you put it that way. It looks good by itself to me, but once you put it under the television it sticks out like a sore thumb.

I do agree, but what if you have a white framed TV and wall mounted?

I think the reason most TV's are black around edges are due to the average color of the walls it creates a separation between the screen / wall (a divide).

However if you have dark walls a white edged TV would be better I think it looks ok in white better than in black anyway.

Be nice if they offered a range of colors though Green, Yellow, Red, White, Black, Gold, Silver etc etc. My Lime green walls + a green console would be nice.

auziez said,

Well, now that you put it that way. It looks good by itself to me, but once you put it under the television it sticks out like a sore thumb.

But it's white, not red?

MrAnalysis said,
I do agree, but what if you have a white framed TV and wall mounted?

I think the reason most TV's are black around edges are due to the average color of the walls it creates a separation between the screen / wall (a divide).

However if you have dark walls a white edged TV would be better I think it looks ok in white better than in black anyway.

Be nice if they offered a range of colors though Green, Yellow, Red, White, Black, Gold, Silver etc etc. My Lime green walls + a green console would be nice.

Someone with common sense....thank you. Awesome comment.