The lights are on
This morning on Xbox.com, there is a subtle change to the ubiquitous silver and green sphere logo. See for yourself below.
The shade of green used in the Xbox name has been made darker, and the shine has been removed from the X-embossed globe. The font hasn't changed.
The new logo matches the subtle changes to the design seen on the invitation for today's event. The new aesthetic also only appears on the front of the Xbox.com page, so it could simply have been updated for consistency with the invitation (also featured on the front page).
It also appears that Microsoft is parting ways with the original orange styling of the word "Live." Here's a comparison between the old and the new:
We'll know for sure later today at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern.
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Regardless, I like the darker font. I never noticed the "B" had an extended middle line before. I dig it.
There's hardly a difference like Drew Navarre Said.
Darker green? Not very different.
Meh... Not really all that much different.
That was probably a highly paid graphic designers only contribution all year. Daring to say the least.
I don't think there is much significance to this. If they were going to change the logo I think it would be a bit more different than just a different shade of green. Call me a jerk, but I don't really think this is newsworthy...
no change that sucks
Hmm..I like the idea of getting rid of the lime green & orange, but this change just looks..different. I'm sure it'll grow on me though, just like the "360" name did.