The lights are on
At the 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft showed off a number of the Xbox One's abandoned prototypes.
Polygon posted the images seen above and in our gallery online. Microsoft's Carl Ledbetter presented the Xbox One's assorted prototypes at the conference. When the Xbox One was in its initial creative stages, a team of 30 started sketching and crafting possible looks for the device and testing their aesthetics by placing them in living rooms.
Ledbetter said that while the Xbox One hardware saw many iterations, more than 200 prototypes were created for the console's controller. Ledbetter said, "We found that, when people put these in their hands, could tell the difference between a 10th of a millimeter in size,"
Our TakeIt's always fascinating to see how things change through development, whether it's hardware like this, or even with things that are a little bit more abstract, like story direction in a film or video game. Getting a peek into the process is always welcome and interesting. I have to ask though, what was the one designer thinking with that bizarre cube within a cube on the left side of the above image? There's also that one that sort of looks like the Treyarch logo on the right. I'm sure Activision would have liked that design.
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I actually prefer the one above the "finished" version that has one circle and has a matte top and glossy bottom (although I would switch that). It reminds me of a Roku box.
its crazy to think microsoft thought of all these designs and variables. This made me think:if any of these other consoles were announced as the xbox one (i feel we'd hate it first, then accept it like any console) within reason.
Everyone of them looked like it was made sometime between the n64 and the ps1. That frisbee one at the top looks the worst, however designed that doesnt live in a world of gravity. If they were just shells watevs, but if they were actaulky trying to make those pleasing to the eyes then thank god it the qay it looks now.
Interesting i don't like the current design of the Xbox One.
They all look mierda, was is funny since the final iteration does too.
id like to see ps4 prototypes
Really interesting models.
I like what it looks like now.
Wow, I would totally buy a came console that looked like a *** TESSERACT.
Wow, at least this should make X-Box One consumers more appreciative of how gorgeous even the official ugly design looks in comparison to this heap.
I wonder how long it took them to come up with the Xbox one. Wouldn't it be funny if we liked one of the prototypes better?
these look like oldies *** lol
Wow, so many shapes. Didn't know they went through so many designs before the final One.
and they all look better than the one they chose... hahaha