The new $99 Xbox headset that Microsoft announced this week was actually first revealed to the world back in October 2020–and seemingly no one noticed.
The Xbox Series X’s Power Your Dreams launch trailer–which debuted on October 9–featured Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya wearing the headset. After Microsoft announced the new headset, a Twitter user noticed this and posted about it on social media. Microsoft responded, “We don’t always hide things in plain sight… but when we do: it’s awesome hardware.”
We don’t always hide things in plain sight… but when we do: it’s awesome hardware.
— Xbox (@Xbox) February 16, 2021
Senior marketing manager Josh Munsee replied to the tweet as well with an Ace Ventura animated gif and a message for Xbox fans: “Always be looking.”
This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened at Xbox. Months before the console was announced, the Xbox Series S system was visible in the background of Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s home office. Additionally, Todd Howard’s own home office was filled with Indiana Jones memorabilia, a fact that has more significance now that we know Bethesda is making an Indiana Jones game with Lucasfilm.
The new Xbox headset releases on March 16, but pre-orders are open now. Check out GameSpot’s full coverage of the Xbox Wireless Headset to learn more.