by Kevin Murnane via Forbes

You thought the Xbox One X was the most powerful console ever built because it can display native 4K at 60 FPS with HDR? That’s only part of the story. The One X has Halo’s Master Chief hiding inside. And he’s riding a scorpion.

The image of Master Chief and his scorpion mount is etched on the circuit board inside the One X.  Unocero, a Spanish-language YouTube tech channel, revealed the tiny picture during a breakdown of the One X.

Besides being flat-out cool, the image is rich with symbolism. Xbox fans will appreciate that the Xbox rode to prominence on Master Chief’s back when Halo: Combat Evolved was released in 2001. Now Master Chief is given the honor of riding in on an Xbox that has evolved into “the most powerful console ever made”.

Xbox One X fans will understand why Master Chief is riding a scorpion. During development, the One X was code named Scorpio and a special Project Scorpio Edition of the One X was offered when preorders for the console first went live on August 20. It sold out in less than a day.

There’s something for Halo fans as well. The M808 Main Battle Tank in the Halo games is called the Scorpion and when Master Chief rides it, he kicks some serious ass. Looks like Microsoft is telling us the One X kicks ass as well.

You’re going to have to take it on faith that Master Chief is in your console unless you’re willing to break open the One X and see for yourself. However, after the One X gets kicked to the curb in favor of something better, the Master Chief enhanced circuit board might make a nice wall hanging.

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