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Every Xbox Series X has a tiny Master Chief and anaconda stamped inside (update)

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Master Chief (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft released several new tidbits of information about the Xbox Series X today.
  • A breakdown of the console was also presented.
  • The device features a hidden Master Chief stamped inside.
  • Xbox Series X is expected to go on sale in Holiday 2020, but may be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Updated March 16, 2020: There's also an anaconda stamp on the circuitry.

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Today, Microsoft revealed new details about its upcoming next-generation console, the Xbox Series X. Everything from the specifications, to advanced features like audio ray tracing, were discussed in lengthy interviews and hands-on sessions with various outlets and YouTubers. However, the teardown of the device revealed a tiny surprise, just like the one inside the Xbox One X.

While the Xbox One X features Halo's legendary hero, Master Chief, riding a scorpion, the Xbox Series X features Master Chief's helmet stamped inside. XBM Network on Twitter managed to capture the image from the video.

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The helmet looks identical to the logo for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Let's hope that this is an indication that the games will be enhanced for Xbox Series X, too, but Microsoft hasn't confirmed anything as of yet. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Are you going to pick up the Xbox Series X at launch in Holiday 2020? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

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  • Just wondered what the PlayStation Mascot would be if Sony hopped onto the bandwagon... I mean... Nintendo could just go with Mario and call it a day but Sony? As far as I know, they don't really have a Character that is a) an every console generation returning character b) not also available on other systems and c) as recognizable even while superdeformed like the Masterchief and Mario.