Artists Customize Xbox One Consoles To Celebrate Lunar New Year

Sadly, not accessible for sale.

Microsoft is celebrating a arriving Lunar New Year by collaborating with artists from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to emanate one-of-a-kind Xbox One consoles.

Lunar New Year starts Feb 8 and will ring in a Year of a Monkey. Inspired by a occasion, a 8 designers “conceptualized, designed, and fabricated” their gratifying consoles in only one month’s time.

Some of a artists unequivocally went wild. You can see for yourself in a slideshow above. Song-Kuan Wang of Tawain remade a Xbox One into a golden silt ingot, symbolizing “endless fortune.” Kevin Chou, also of Taiwan, took a some-more verbatim proceed to a re-design—Chou remade a Xbox One into a monkey, finish with a possess banana controller.

Cay Kou of China took impulse from Beijing’s Forbidden City, and a “architecture, carvings, and paintings.” The overwhelming pattern “visualizes a tragedy between energy and limits.” Tzu Yu Chao and Chang-Yi Ho encased their Xbox wholly in Lego bricks, building a gratifying stage with monkeys, fireworks, and lanterns.

None of a consoles are indeed accessible to purchase, so we won’t be means to play any of a newly announced retrograde concordant games, or any games during all, on them. Full artist sum are on the Xbox Wire blog.

Nicole is a freelance author for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter.

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