Xbox One game retail case design revealed with 'Forza Motorsport 5'

While we are still several months away from being able to buy games for Microsoft's Xbox One game console, the company has already got the basic retail case design ready to show off. Microsoft's Larry Hryb posted up the look of the case for "Forza Motorsport 5" earlier today.

The image, as shown on the Major Nelson website, definitely seems like Microsoft is removing some of the elements that have been seen in the cases for Xbox 360 games. The color around the "Forza Motorsport 5" image is solid green with a simple Xbox One logo on top and in the center. You can compare the Xbox One case to the one made for "Forza Motorsport 4" for the Xbox 360, which has a brighter neon green color around the sides. The Xbox 360 logo is on top of a white background on the right side and what looks like waves of green on the left side.

There's also no mention of Kinect support on the Xbox One game case, most likely because since the console will come bundled with the next-generation Kinect sensor. The Xbox 360 games that supported the first version of Kinect needed to have an extra logo on top, as in the case of "Forza Motorsport 4," to alert gamers that they might need to get the optional add-on to either play the game or to access optional features.

Source: Major Nelson | Images via Microsoft

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Looks great. As someone else pointed out earlier, it's still using the old Xbox logo. It'd be great if they could use the newest Xbox logo, but it's not a super big deal.

thealexweb said,
Will Xbox One games coming with a warning on the back about resale value being essentially nothing? If not, bad move MS

That is a rumor. Let's wait for facts before we jump off the bridge...

M_Lyons10 said,

That is a rumor. Let's wait for facts before we jump off the bridge...

If there is some sort of u-turn or 'clarification' (seems like the story changes every few hours) it'll be a relief, MS has handled the whole thing amazingly badly.

Zagadka said,
I'm still surprised that the Xbox logo is still 3d instead of flat.

I think it's actually flat, or mostly. It still has a minor inner shadow but it doesn't pop out like the 360 logo.

Cleaner look than the X360 case, I like it better myself. Granted I don't spend much time looking at my game cases but it doesn't mean they can't improve on the old ones.

Nicholas Payne said,
Wahoo! Best news so far. The continuation of Top Gear's involvement in the production!

Don tell me say Clarkson's in it?

Raa said,
Never know, it could still undergo changes between now and retail?

The box art? It's not hard to change that since we're talking what, November? Still a long way to go till games for the X1 hit retail.

Avi Patel said,
um, ok.
your link is directed to gt 6, not gt 5.

and...what does gran turismo have anything to do with this article, anyways?

I meant GT 6's box art is is better. Forza and GT are big competitors (relating to the article).

Avi Patel said,
and...what does gran turismo have anything to do with this article, anyways?

When the PS3 was announced, it was supposed to be so much powerful than the 360 that Sony said it would have 2 HDMI out, because with the Cell it would be able to drive two displays at 1080p. So powerful, it was going to have two 100Gb ports because it needed that much bandwidth to drive it. The PS2 was supposed to be so powerful, that it would be able to render Toy Story quality graphics in real time. GT3 was to be so good, it would make Forza and PG look like it was drawn with crayons. Sony has a tendency to over promise, and vastly under deliver. PS3 shipped a year late. GT3 was so late, that they had to sell a beta to people. And we know too well that the Cell, which was supposed to be so powerful, it would cure cancer within weeks (literally, through Folding at Home), had no real advantage over the PowerPC in the 360.

So any chance they can get to try to spread FUD over the Xbox One, to make it look inferior, to make you think that the multimedia features the Xbox will have are unimportant while they were supposed to be the major selling points of the PS3, that there are no games, that the cover of one game is not as good as a placeholder image, they will take that opportunity to try and scare people away from the Xbox One.

StephenBratz said,

When the PS3 was announced, it was supposed to be so much powerful than the 360 that Sony said it would have 2 HDMI out, because with the Cell it would be able to drive two displays at 1080p. So powerful, it was going to have two 100Gb ports because it needed that much bandwidth to drive it. The PS2 was supposed to be so powerful, that it would be able to render Toy Story quality graphics in real time. GT3 was to be so good, it would make Forza and PG look like it was drawn with crayons. Sony has a tendency to over promise, and vastly under deliver. PS3 shipped a year late. GT3 was so late, that they had to sell a beta to people. And we know too well that the Cell, which was supposed to be so powerful, it would cure cancer within weeks (literally, through Folding at Home), had no real advantage over the PowerPC in the 360.

So any chance they can get to try to spread FUD over the Xbox One, to make it look inferior, to make you think that the multimedia features the Xbox will have are unimportant while they were supposed to be the major selling points of the PS3, that there are no games, that the cover of one game is not as good as a placeholder image, they will take that opportunity to try and scare people away from the Xbox One.

Bingo! The "$0ny lies, overhype and underdeliver train" I keep seeing mentioned around the internet.
PlayStation's radical fanboys are the scum of the earth and they are making it clearer and clearer with every word they type on the internet. Everything has to be about PS4 because Sony as a company is being ripped to shreds by shareholders and essentially going down the drain.
It's no wonder Sony isn't in the Brandz top100 anymore as they have simply become more and more irrelevant in the entire technology and entertainment industry.
I like the case BTW, but it seems to have a different shade of green from the BF4 one.

Thief000 said,

"$0ny".

"PlayStation's radical fanboys are the scum of the earth"

The irony of your post. Both Sony and Microsoft have fanboys who need a slap. You are clearly one of those narrow minded people who live in a fantasy world where your Xbox is worth fighting for.

It's a pile of metal, silicon and plastic. Just like any other console. Get over yourself. And get over the other fanboy weirdo's who can't stop masturbating to their consoles.

Just enjoy your games and forget about what other people say. And for the record, Sony is not spelled with a dollar sign, neither is Microsoft, and by using the dollar sign in either you're proving that you are indeed, precisely what you claim to hate.

It's a quote, hence the quotation marks. Learn how to read. You know I spelled Sony correctly underneath it, so why be so ignorant to make a point out of it?
Also Jim Sterling from Destructoid made an article some time ago about radical PS fanboys and presented compelling arguments with proof, you don't see fans of any other brands harassing competitor's sites in the nearly the same fashion. It's absolutely ridiculous.