Microsoft quietly updates Xbox game packaging design

Shawn Knight

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In brief: Microsoft has quietly updated the box art featured on retail versions of Xbox games. The new design is a bit cleaner and provides more space for artwork. It also makes it easier to identify if a game is an Xbox Series X exclusive or if it's also compatible with the older Xbox One.

As Twitter user Xbox News highlights, Microsoft has removed the green banner across the top of the box covers and replaced it with a smaller cutout featuring the Xbox logo and system compatibility information. The green border has also been removed from the spine of the case.

The updated cover art is featured on Best Buy’s website for listings of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5.

It’s not a huge visual change, mind you, but some will no doubt notice.

For most, however, I suspect it’ll be a non-issue. Lots of gamers now download titles directly to their console and bypass physical media altogether. I personally still prefer retail copies whenever possible, if for no other reason, than to have a keepsake and something I could resell later down the road. How about you?

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Lounds

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Do all Series X games work on S? That's not self explanatory from the packaging and more series S consoles seem to being sold from what I can gather.
 

NeoMorpheus

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Do all Series X games work on S? That's not self explanatory from the packaging and more series S consoles seem to being sold from what I can gather.

Even though the S model is a nice console, I would try to get a Series X.

That said, a jump from the S to the Series XX (or Series X Pro, I dont know, MS is crazy with their names) would be a good jump.