Regular readers of SPOnG will no doubt remember J Allard?s hint that the Xbox 360 would see customisable face-plates offered to consumers
, much in the same way mobile phone accessories offer tailorable aesthetic options.
?We have ways. We have ideas,? he said back at GDC. ?Look at cellphones. You can have snap-on faceplates, you can change the skin and the batteries, and you can change the ringtones. I think we need to have a global foundation, and then personalise within region.?
And it would appear that the first glimpse of such personalised product has been shown via Ourcolony overnight in the US. As you can see from the image, several skins for the vanilla unit have been hinted at, all centering around the power button on the front of the machine.
As to whether different designs will feature different functionality remains to be seen, though expect clarification from this year?s pre-show event next week.