Xbox Wants You to Build a Paper Model of the Series X and S As We Wait for the Real Thing

Published 09/19/2020, 7:45 AM EDT


Microsoft has revealed all the important details around its next-gen consoles. However, the wait for the release is infuriating. Xbox Series S and X will roll out on November 1, but the pre-orders begin on September 22. This option will be available at several select retailers and it’s safe to say that Xbox has opted for a less painful method of pre-orders compared to its rivals.

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As we wait for the actual consoles, Microsoft has suggested we build a paper scale model of them. The chief aim behind this idea is to give us a glimpse of what the new consoles would look like sitting in our homes.

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Xbox providing a DIY solution

The cutout models of the new range of Xbox consoles are available on the official site. A full size and a 1/3 scale model are available that the users can print, cut out, and then assemble. But, it is possible that the users right have to use a number of sheets in order to be able to assemble the paper model of the console.

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Once assembled, it will give you an idea of what it would look like and you could even make changes to your entertainment setup accordingly.

Xbox Series X and S differ considerably in hardware specifications and also price. Series S lacks a disc drive and a resolution output of 1440p as compared to native 4K. While the devs have said this won’t make much of a difference, we can draft an honest opinion only after playing the same game on both the iterations of the next-gen Xbox.

With its aggressive pricing policy, it is possible that Xbox Series S might be able to create a niche for itself. The digital-only version of PS5 lacks the Blu-ray disc drive and costs $399 but it will have the same hardware specifications as the $499 edition.

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Be that as it may, Microsoft has employed a pretty creative version of giving the users a better idea of its next-gen consoles. Who knows, this might just give them a slight edge over their rivals.

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Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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