Microsoft employees to receive limited edition white Xbox One consoles

Staff-only white console offered free to full-time employees; Major Nelson says white systems may release in the future.


Employees at Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) will each receive a limited-edition white Xbox One this year, according to a post on Reddit.

Image credit: Reddit.
Image credit: Reddit.

The Xbox One Employee Ship Gift includes a white console, with matching Xbox One controller, black Kinect unit, one year of Xbox Live Gold access, all first-party games, and an unspecified bonus achievement. The packs will be provided free to full-time staff working for the division in December this year. A small line of text next to the console's optical drive says, "I made this. Launch team 2013."

Asked by posters whether a white version of the system will ever be sold to consumers, Xbox director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb responded, "maybe waaaay in the future".

The Xbox One launches this November for $499/€499/£429/A$599.

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