You’ve mostly seen photos of the new Xbox One, but those can seem rather 2D. To remedy that, a 3D render is available to look at, which allows you to get a 360-degree view of the console from any angle by clicking and dragging around the screen to turn the console every which way imaginable.
The 3D rendering comes from Sketchfab, which is a website that makes similar renderings for other popular products, like the Pebble smartwatch, the OUYA portable gaming console, and even Google Glass. Obviously, all of these renderings (including the Xbox One) are completely unofficial, but it’s legitimacy is probably pretty good, as Xbox Live chief Larry Hyrb linked to it himself, calling it “very cool.”
The rendering also gives users a chance to check out the connectivity options on the back, which weren’t shown during the unveiling event (we heard what it includes, but weren’t shown the back of the console). You’ll notice the two HDMI ports for passthrough video, as well as two USB 3.0 ports. There’s also ethernet, optical audio, and what looks to a proprietary port for the Kinect sensor.
The Kinect sensor itself also looks to have a built-in cooling fan on the back, suggesting that there’s some powerful components on the inside that need careful attention so as not to overheat during long gaming sessions off the couch. There’s also a USB port of the left side of the console for easy access, since there don’t seem to be any on the front side.
The Xbox One was announced last week to much fanfare, but since then there’s been a lot of grief as far as the console’s used game policy, as well as whether or not the Xbox One needs to have an active internet connection at all times. Multiple Microsoft reps have said different things about these issues, so there still seems to be a bit of confusion, even on the company’s end. Hopefully, they’ll get it straightened out sooner or later.