Microsoft planted a pretty awesome Master Chief Easter Egg inside of the new XboxOneX consoles that many fans would not have known about unless they took the brand-new console apart. The newest console by Microsoft will be released on November 7th and its set to compete with Sony’s new PlayStation 4 Pro. The $550 /£440 console is a more powerful version of the Xbox One that is said to enhance games up to 4K and 60 frames per second.
The image is nice homage both to the character that helped propel the Xbox to success and to the One X’s code name, Project Scorpio. It’s also a nice play on words, since the tanks that Master Chief occasionally rides in Halo are known as Scorpions.While it’s a cool touch, hopefully most Xbox owners won’t be in a position to find it. The image is on the console’s circuit board, which means you’ll have to crack open the Xbox — or find yourself with a cracked-open Xbox — before it’s visible.
The YouTube channel pointed out the image while tearing down the console during a tour of Microsoft’s Seattle campus. You can see it here, just after the 11-minute mark.
It’s also a nice Easter Egg from Microsoft that reminds us of the naming history of the machine and how important Halo continues to be for Xbox and the franchise
It turns out, this isn’t the first time Master Chief has stowed away inside an Xbox. Eurogamerpoints out that there’s a portrait of him inside the Xbox One S, too. You can see pictures of that over at iFixit:
xbox One X launches on November 7th and is reportedly the most powerful console ever made (according to Microsoft, that is). The console features 6 TFLOPS of processing power and 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, whatever all of that means. In addition to all of that, the Xbox One X also contains a 4K Blu-ray player and offers a faster hard drive.