Microsoft's new Halo Xbox Series X design both delights and frustrates fans

With the latest installation in the Halo video game franchise approaching, Microsoft has revealed a glorious limited-edition Xbox Series X with a sharp Halo-themed look. It's gone down a storm with fans – those that can get their hands on it of course, because pre-orders across all retailers have sold out within minutes.

The themed makeover for the console includes dark metallic panelling with iridium gold accents and a galaxy of stars at the top, and the device plays Halo-themed sounds when you switch it on and off. It comes with a bundled-in controller that has a 20-year mark in iridium gold on the rear to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bungie's military science fiction game franchise (see our roundup of the best Xbox deals for the best prices on all the models currently available).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.