Update 1:55pm ET: It turns out our predictions were somewhat correct, and that the Game of Thrones surprise is a giveaway featuring two extremely limited edition GoT inspired Xbox One S All Digital consoles. We still probably won’t see Jon asking people to play Crackdown 3 anytime soon, though.
There’s a Targaryen Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console, which features dragon scales and the Targaryen emblem. You can enter to win this fiery version by retweeting this tweet (also shown below).
RT for a chance to win a Targaryen Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console. Head to Facebook for a shot at the Night King edition: https://t.co/HplIM8awY9
Catch the final episodes of #GoT on @HBO NOW. Pre-order Season 8 on Xbox. #GamerThrones #Sweepstakes pic.twitter.com/WxkmzK5Ydy
— Xbox (@Xbox) May 8, 2019
The other console is a Night King Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console, which is designed to imitate the Night King’s armour, and is adorned with the Night King’s symbol. To try and win the ‘cooler’ (get it?) version of the console, all you have to do is like the linked post on Facebook.
According to the terms and conditions, there’s also a ‘Game of Thrones Inspired Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Custom Console’ available to one winner.
If you’re planning on entering, we wish you the best of luck. You can check out all the terms and conditions here.
Original story continues below:
The final season of Game of Thrones is currently airing, but the hype doesn’t end when the series does. Xbox currently appears to be teasing something to do with the hit TV show, but we’re just not too sure what.
Note: This news report is spoiler free for season 8 of Game of Thrones.
Two teasers were dropped at the same time – 1AM BST on the 6th of May – on the official Xbox Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The Twitter teaser shows a video full of roaring flames, before the flames give way to the Targaryen crest. It comes accompanied by the caption “And now your wait begins. Stay tuned.”
And now your wait begins.
Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/gfnM1vtAEO
— Xbox (@Xbox) May 6, 2019
The Facebook teaser, on the other hand, shows ice and snow blowing across the screen before revealing the sigil of the Night King. The symbol is usually seen sitting on the middle the Night King’s chest, like some kind of fancy badge.
The Facebook teaser also comes accompanied by the same slogan of “And now your wait begins. Stay tuned.”
So what could this mean? The most likely explanation would be something purely aesthetic, such as a limited edition Xbox console design (which wouldn’t be too surprising given that the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is now up for order), a special controller design, or some sort of avatar and icon pack.
However, there is a small chance that there could be a new Game of Thrones video game coming. We’re not exactly placing our bets on it, but seeing as E3 is right around the corner, there’s still a chance. It’s just very very small. We’re probably more likely to get an episode where Jon Snow picks up an Xbox controller and asks if anyone wants to play some Crackdown 3.
Game of Thrones season 8 is airing now and the series finale airs on May 19th.