The American DJ and production duo known as The Chainsmokers have officially arrived, ladies and gentlemen. Not that Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall were not already successful and a well-known team, but when Microsoft takes notice and designs a custom themed Xbox One S just for you, nobody should be able to question your status after that point. And so it goes with The Chainsmokers—this DJ duo kicks off a new effort by Microsoft to create custom, one-of-a-kind Xbox One S consoles for celebrities and brands.
"We were really pumped to work with Xbox on this project and help bring our music to life in a new way, by combining it with the best gaming console in the world," said The Chainsmokers. "We knew the team would do something amazing, but when we saw the custom Xbox One S for the first time, we were both blown away by how cool the design is."
The custom Xbox One S system features a multi-layered acrylic display with 60 miniature pixels that illuminate in response to sound. This creates a 3D effect and a dynamic light show, right on the top side of the console. To make the magic happen, the Xbox team used a USB-powered microprocessors about the size of a thumbnail that works in real time to convert sound into lights.
"Over my time, I have seen many unique consoles come to life but nothing ever like this one. This is a true piece of art and we’re so excited that we got to partner with The Chainsmokers on it," said Aaron Greenberg, GM of Games Marketing at Xbox.
The neat thing about this custom console is that fans have an opportunity to win it. The giveaway is taking place on The Chainsmokers' Twitter account. it is open to residents in the United States or any Xbox Live supported region, who are 14 years of age or older. To enter, submit a response to why you love The Chainsmokers custom Xbox One S, and do so before 7:00 PM Pacific (10:00 PM Eastern) September 17, 2017. Also be sure to check out the full terms for more info.