Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X, along with its controller, at The Game Awards last year, and thus far, it’s only known to be coming in a black model. However, a Reddit user who has since deleted their account on the platform, shared a picture of what appears to be a white version of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring a centered share button and an updated D-Pad design. The post itself has also been deleted.
As reported by The Verge, the user had been on Reddit for months, with many of their posts discussing topics related to Seattle, Washington – suggesting the user may be a Microsoft employee. The Verge also got in touch with the user, who said the console matching the controller was also white and that it “looked more squarish”.
That description may lend some credibility to reports of an Xbox Series S – a less powerful net-generation console from Microsoft, which would have processing capabilities closer to the Xbox One X. The console would have the goal of running games at a lower resolution and frame rate, but it’s also said to be meant to be used with Microsoft’s game streaming service, known as xCloud. Some reports have pointed to the Xbox Series S being unveiled in August.
However, the user could also simply be referring to the console more squarish than it appears in pictures, and it could be just a regular Xbox Series X. Microsoft did hand out some white Xbox One models to employees back in 2013, so something similar could be happening here. The veracity of the picture itself is still up in the air, however, so we’ll need to wait for Microsoft to either confirm or deny the existence of a white console. We’ve reached out to the company and will update this post if we hear back.