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Microsoft creates white Xbox One for employees

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White Xbox One
White Xbox One

Microsoft is building a white Xbox One, but it's for employees only. A Reddit poster has revealed that Microsoft plans to gift the special edition white Xbox One to employees who have worked on the next-generation console. Employees working in Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, the division responsible for Xbox, will receive a free Xbox One, one year of Xbox Live, games, and a special achievement all on launch day. The front of the console even includes an "I made this" engraving. The Verge has confirmed with Microsoft sources that the giveaway is genuine.

After unveiling its black Xbox One console in May, Microsoft kept quiet about any plans for additional colored models of its next-generation console. It's not clear if the software maker plans to release its special edition white variant to the public, and we've reached out to Microsoft for comment. The Xbox One is scheduled for a release in the US and other European markets during November, with additional countries planned for early 2014.

Update: If you were hoping for a white Xbox One of your very own, your dreams may come true — though it will likely be a long time before it happens. When asked on Reddit about the possibility of selling the console variant to the public, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb answered "maybe waaaay in the future."