“Power On: The Story of Xbox” is now available to watch for free worldwide. This six-part documentary series takes you back to the early days of Microsoft, where a passionate group of rebels with an entrepreneurial spirit created the first generation of Xbox.
As we celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary this year, we invite you to go behind the scenes in this comprehensive and authentic Xbox story, where you will hear directly from the team that lived through the exciting and challenging 20-year journey.
Each episode covers a different chapter in Xbox history, from its humble beginnings within Microsoft to the design behind the original console prototype, with heartbreaking challenges like the Ring of Death, Microsoft’s bid to acquire Nintendo in 2000, and much more. This docuseries will take you on a nostalgic walk to remember your early days with the console and for new generations of gamers to learn the revealing story of the origin of Xbox!
All six episodes are now available to watch for free on a variety of video platforms, including Redbox, Youtube, IMDbTV, The Roku Channel, Microsoft Movies & TV, among other. The series is available in 30 languages along with English audio descriptions to allow gamers around the world to enjoy it. For more details, visit the site “Power On” here. For more details on creating the documentary series, see the Microsoft Stories article here.
Also, we invite you to join us in the Twitch marathon at http://www.twitch.tv/xbox Thursday, December 16 starting at 10:00 am Pacific Time (check your local time). Get ready to watch all six episodes in a row. We would love to see you there! Don’t forget to post your comments and reactions in real time on Twitter with the hashtag # Xbox20 so we can read what you think about the series.
The celebration of Xbox’s 20th anniversary continues with the recently launched Xbox digital “museum” experience. There are three parts to the experience: the Xbox Museum, the Halo Museum (click on the Master Chief statue to unlock it!), And the My Xbox Museum, displaying your personalized game stats and profile, right from the start. game you played up to the most popular genre played. When visiting the museum, you will also receive a downloadable “My Museum Share Card” to share on your social networks. Visit museum.xbox.com to start your journey through Xbox history.
Thank you again for celebrating this 20 year milestone with us! We are very excited about the future of video games, putting you and all gamers, content creators and game developers at the center of everything we do.