Microsoft has revealed its plans to enable players to customize the appearance of Xbox Series X consoles in the future. This information was unintentionally leaked as part of unredacted court documents. The documents highlight Microsoft’s mid-gen plans, including refreshes of the Xbox Series X and Series S hardware, as well as a new controller design.
Codenames Brooklin and Ellewood are used to reference the mid-gen refreshes of the Xbox Series X and Series S hardware, respectively. These refreshes will include new features, such as 2TB of storage and Wi-Fi 6E. The document also mentions a new project called Uther, which will allow players to order a customized Xbox Series X console through Xbox Design Lab.
Currently, Xbox Design Lab exclusively focuses on controller customization, allowing players to choose the colors of various elements of the controller. If Microsoft’s plans come to fruition, players will eventually be able to customize their actual Xbox Series X consoles through this platform.
The leaked document also includes a spec sheet comparing the upcoming Ellewood revision of Xbox Series S, the Brooklin revision of Xbox Series X, and the Uther project. The similarities in specs between Brooklin and Uther suggest that the Xbox Series X consoles featured in Xbox Design Lab will align with the new Brooklin revisions.
While it is not yet clear if players will also have the option to customize a controller to accompany their console, the document does mention that the new Sebile controller bundled with the Brooklin revision will be available in Xbox Design Lab as well.
Overall, Microsoft’s plans to expand customization options for Xbox Series X consoles will provide players with greater personalization opportunities and allow them to make their gaming experience truly their own.
– Xbox Design Lab