White Xbox One could hit retail 'in the future'

But not for quite some time, hints Larry Hryb

Microsoft's Larry Hryb has said that it is possible that the firm will sell white Xbox One units to the general public, but that it won't be for some time yet.

It emerged Monday that the platform holder has produced a limited number of white Xbox One consoles to be given exclusively to Xbox One employees.


The consoles, free to Xbox One employees working at the firm at the time of launch, will come with all the launch-day first-party games, a special achievement and will have the words 'I made this' etched next to the disc slot. The machines also come with a white controller and a year's subscription to Xbox Live Gold.

The Xbox One has only officially be shown in a black trim, which will be the sole colour available at launch.

Although details such as the 'I Made This' insignia and the special achievement will remain unique to the staff-only machines, Hryb told reddit readers that a white version of the console could go on sale "maybe waaaay in the future", as spotted by Polygon.

The platform holder has released a list of games that are targeted to be available for Xbox One on launch day, including Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Killer Instinct.

Microsoft expects to release its new console in November, though its initial target of 21 launch countries was recently narrowed to 13.