We're used to cool Easter eggs in video game software, but rarely do we see them in video game hardware.
Yesterday, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra teased the Easter Egg in a tweet, without giving away the details:
Hmm what's that? pic.twitter.com/c6UrAT0Xox— đMike Ybarraâď¸ (@XboxQwik) August 3, 2016
It turns out Microsoft tucked away Master Chief, the star of the Halo series, inside the recently-released Xbox One S. Most of us will never see it in the flesh.
Ifixit spotted the Easter egg as part of its Xbox One S teardown, a little Master Chief etched onto the console's optical disc drive bracket. Here's the pic:
Pretty cool! Or is it a cunning Microsoft trap to get Xbox One owners to void their warranty?
Let's go with pretty cool!