“Power On: The Story of Xbox” is now available to watch for free worldwide. This six-part docuseries takes you back to the scrappy beginnings at Microsoft, where a passionate group of renegades with a hungry entrepreneurial spirit kicked off the first generation of Xbox.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xbox this year, we invite you behind-the-scenes for this first-ever comprehensive and authentic history of Xbox, where you’ll hear directly from the team that lived through the compelling and challenging 20-year journey.
Each episode covers a different chapter of Xbox history from its humble beginnings within Microsoft, to the design behind the original prototype console, to heartbreaking challenges like the Red Ring of Death, to Microsoft’s attempt to acquire Nintendo in 2000, and so much more. This docuseries will be a nostalgic walk down memory lane for those who have been Xbox players since day one and an eye-opening origin story for those who are newer to gaming!
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, and others. The series is available in 30 languages along with audio descriptions in English to enable players around the world to enjoy the story. For more details, please visit the “Power On” site here and to learn more about the creation of the docuseries, check out the in-depth article on Microsoft Story Labs here.
We also invite you to join us for a Twitch marathon watch party at www.twitch.tv/xbox on Thursday, December 16 starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. We’ll be watching all six episodes back-to-back and hope you’ll join us for the show. Be sure to post your thoughts and reactions real-time on Twitter with #Xbox20 so we can read what you think about the series.
Starting today and available for a limited time, the Xbox Gear Shop will be offering high quality poster prints featuring the key art for each chapter of “Power On: The Story of Xbox” as part of the Xbox 20th anniversary collection. Order your favorite or collect the full set today.
The Xbox 20th anniversary celebration continues with the recently launched Xbox digital “museum” experience. There are three parts of the experience: The Xbox Museum, the Halo Museum (click the Master Chief statue to unlock this!) and My Xbox Museum, which shows your personalized gaming stats and profile ranging from the first game you played to your most popular genre played. By visiting the museum, you will also receive a downloadable “My Museum Share Card” to share on your social channels. Visit museum.xbox.com to begin your personal trip through Xbox history.
Thank you again for celebrating this 20-year milestone with us. We’re excited for the future of gaming, focused on you – the players, content creators and game developers who are at the heart of everything we do!