Microsoft unveiled a new accessory for Xbox Series X today in what they are calling “wraps” that serve as custom designs for your console. Xbox Wire has all the details, saying:
“We’re excited to announce that Xbox Series X Console Wraps are launching this year, and pre-orders start today. We know gamers want to be able to customize their consoles and show support for their favorite games, and we are delivering an option that’s more affordable and more sustainable than purchasing a special edition or limited edition console. With the launch of Series X Console Wraps, you can customize the console you already have. There are three striking designs to choose from – complete your Starfield setup with a Starfield Design that pairs perfectly with the recently released Starfield Controller and Headset, and we are also launching two camo colors to choose from, Arctic Camo and Mineral Camo.
The wraps were designed specifically for Series X and have a custom, precision fit. Every detail was taken into consideration to ensure your console performance is preserved– vents are all clear, and small feet were added to the bottom of the wraps to ensure air can flow freely through the console. Made with solid core panels that are layered with high-tech fabric finishes, the wraps are folded around your console and secured with a hook and loop enclosure. The interior of the wraps are printed with silicone designs that keep the wrap in place.”
The Starfield design will release on October 18th for $49.99 USD, while the two Camo designs release on November 10th for $44.99 USD
Many fans were confused as to why Starfield did not recieve a special edition console considering how big of a game it is shaping up to be. These recently announced wraps may be the way forward for Xbox so they can sell custom designs for those who want it without needing to manufacture entirely new consoles for each of their big games.