Let’s see what the Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077 or Gears of War special edition Xbox Series X might look like in these mock-up models by a designer, with appreciation by Phil Spencer.
Xbox Series X is characterized by a very special shape, which could nevertheless be suitable for the aesthetic changes made in special editions, as shown by these mock-up models for possible Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears of War-themed by a designer and absolutely not official, but also appreciated by Phil Spencer of Microsoft.
With its particular prismatic shape, Xbox Series X offers large surfaces to apply aesthetic changes to the black walls with which it appeared in its first ad trailer. The designer Popehe, therefore, built some rather convincing, albeit obviously handcrafted and unofficial, renderings of special themed Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears of War, showing how the new console could look with all the themed customized surfaces.
The images immediately met with certain popularity, circulating on the net and also coming to Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, who seems to have appreciated Pope’s work.
Spencer also explained how the shape of the Xbox Series X actually lends itself well to this type of operation, although it has been studied mainly for something else, that is mainly to be optimal for the best possible operation of the console: “Something we really like of design is the ability to create limited editions, covers, customizations and more. This is not a criterion that we have taken into consideration to choose the design (this is entirely derived from the functionality for the console) but the Spencer result in response also to the Pope models.
One thing we really like about the design is the ability to do do LE editions, wraps, custom etc. It wasn't a design criteria (that was all about the function of the console) but the result leaves a nice forward face for some creative opportunities.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 18, 2019
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— POPE (@XboxPope) December 18, 2019