Xbox One prototype hardware cases revealed

Xbox One models

It’s not just the name of Microsoft’s consoles that go through an iterative gauntlet, it’s the hardware case design itself.

Carl Ledbetter revealed the above image of unused designs that lead to Xbox One’s final form at this year’s Worldwide Partners Conference, as reported by Polygon, with Ledbetter describing the approach as “understated”, which would explain the discarding of the prototype in the very top right that would look more at home in Flight Of The Navigator.