To celebrate Microsoft’s 20 years in the console market, the Redmond giant released a video in which it showed 20 years of Xbox evolution in just 21 seconds.
They range from the classic Xbox of 2001 and from games such as Halo: Combat Evolved, Project Gotham Racing and Dead or Alive 3 to the recent Xbox Series X and S and the many games that hopefully will soon come to embellish their lineup, such as Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator or the next Fable.
In between there was the glorious Xbox 360 in 2005, which thanks to games such as Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia, Enchanted Arms and Eternal Sonata was the most popular and loved version of the brand and Xbox One, of 2013, that due to a somewhat slow start made of Kinet, sport and Call of Duty slowed down the spread of the brand. Despite this it was the home of Forza Horizon, of the return of Halo and Gears of War.
The video, however, celebrates only the consoles, showing the evolution of their design, rather than their functionality. Consoles that are no longer central to Microsoft’s plans, given that player involvement is. The Xbox brand, on the other hand, is increasingly at the center of the plans of the Redmond giant, in the present, but above all in the future. This is demonstrated by the many investments, as well as the gaming features of the new Windows 11.