White Xbox One development kit revealed

A near final development model of the Xbox One has been leaked to Reddit with a white exterior. Based around the same shape and overall design of the announced black version, this device is sure to have fans begging to choose the colour of their next console.

While we have previously seen an array of discarded Xbox One prototypes, this leak is most interesting as the device is recent and does not have the abstract designs of previous development kits, suggesting it could be set for release. In regard to this model, and the previous striped versions, an Xbox One developer revealed on Reddit:

The zebra ones were also earlier devkits. We've gone though several revisions since the original alpha kit (giant server case) and the current one we have looks like the launch version.

Upon announcement, some potential customers expressed disdain over the Xbox's minimal and arguably uninspired design, in conjunction with disputes over DRM policies. With revised game sharing rules and now rumours of design tweaks, the Xbox One stands to be a very strong contender against the Playstation 4.

The Xbox One will be launched in November in 21 countries including the UK and US, and will cost $499 (£429). 

Source: Reddit

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Well they certainly got the "box" part down.

Now they need to prove to consumers the $100 price premium and worse specs are worth the added kinect and hdmi overlay.

Well ****, at first it looked like a VCR and now it looks like a casual home appliance to me!
I don't think there is anything that can save this unintelligent, unisnpiring and without imagination 'box'y design.

Edited by tomasse, Jul 24 2013, 1:44pm :

tomasse said,
Well ****, at first it looked like a VCR and now it looks like a casual home appliance to me!
I don't think there is anything that can save this unintelligent, unisnpiring and without imagination 'box'y design.

I really hope you're including the PS4 in this statement, seeing how Sony made their PS3 white, too, and seeing how the PS4 design is almost the same as the Xbox ONE.

The console will likely be around for 10 years, so just because they haven't announced any specific titles that you want now, doesn't mean the thousands over the next 10 years will not be to your liking...

xendrome said,
The console will likely be around for 10 years, so just because they haven't announced any specific titles that you want now, doesn't mean the thousands over the next 10 years will not be to your liking...

This is Xbox, not Playstation.

...But will obviously show dirt and marks a lot easier. And fingerprints with dirty hands. White is never a good idea on stuff like this.

NoClipMode said,
...But will obviously show dirt and marks a lot easier. And fingerprints with dirty hands. White is never a good idea on stuff like this.

Dust, not so easily...and oily finger printers, not so easily either. Now, if you have dirt on your hand or just got done eating a candy bar and then touched the white xbox, they yea....problem.

Color choice aside, the flat surfaces on the top left half and the front make for good areas to target with future custom art on limited edition models.

They should do a few limited edition runs for different colors though, make it a preorder thing so you don't get stuck with any at the end of it. We've seen black and now white, silver/gray would be nice, then you can have the typical darker shades of red/green/blue and so on.