Today we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Xbox and Halo honoring gamers, developers and game creators from all over the world. Over the past 20 years, the Xbox community has made gaming a place of joy, inspiration, education and social connection, forging connections between friends and family and giving people new ways to connect. We’ve been through a lot together – four generations of Xbox consoles, countless events and game launches, iconic cultural events like the Xbox Series X mini fridge, recent partnerships with Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, and more.
As we get down to epic blockbuster successive launches on Xbox Game Pass – with ongoing AAA game launches Age of Empires IV, Forza horizon 5, and Halo infinite in December – the future has never been more exciting and limitless. There has never been a better time to become a first-person shooter fan. Battlefield(TM) launches all over the place on November 19, but you can play today through Early Access, a 10-hour trial that lets you play All-Out Warfare featuring Conquest and Breakthrough, and fight alongside friends in an all-new, squad-based Hazard Zone and discover the community-powered Battlefield Portal where players can create unexpected experiences by showing Battlefield 3, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 1942… The trial is available to all EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. And today we announced Halo infinite A multiplayer beta, which you can read about below.
Our players are at the center of everything we do, and we really appreciate your incredible support. The past 20 years have been a great trip and we are already working hard on the journey ahead. We can’t wait to share the next 20 years with you!
Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta Now Available
As a tribute to the Xbox community for 20 years of support, 343 Industries launched a free Halo infinite Multiplayer Beta and Season One Three Weeks Early Available Now for All Xbox Series X Players | S, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will also be available through Xbox Cloud Gaming starting today. Players can enjoy Season 1 content including all maps, major modes, Academy features, and the Battle Pass, and all of their progress carries over to the full Halo infinite launch on December 8. For complete information on Halo infinite Multiplayer Beta, head to Halo Waypoint…
Power On: Xbox Release History December 13
This December, we invite you to take a behind-the-scenes look at the true story behind the creation of the Xbox and the 20-year journey that followed. According to the team that experienced it, Powering On: Xbox History is a documentary series that takes you back to the scrappy origins of the Xbox as a passionate project for a small group of gamers at Microsoft. It continues from generation to generation and shares never-before-seen details on some of Xbox’s biggest problems, such as the dire Red Ring of Death. All six episodes will be available to watch worldwide from December 13 on various video platforms including Roku, IMDb TV, YouTube, Redbox and more. For more details see here…
Celebrate Xbox 20th with 70+ New Backward Compatible Games
Our backward compatibility program has enabled fans around the world to discover and play thousands of games spanning our 20-year history. Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Xbox with 70+ New Xbox 360 and Original Xbox Games Added Today to Our Backward Compatibility Library on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. We’ve also included FPS Boost for 11 games we added today, and 26 more games from the existing library. In addition, we are adding FPS acceleration to Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) for select games when playing from the cloud. For more information, head over to the full Xbox Wire post.
Win one of over 1,000 prizes thanks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Netflix’s “Red Notice”
During the show, we announced that we had teamed up with Netflix’s “Red Notice” and introduced Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Xbox storage – An immersive online experience inspired by the Red Notice and filled with legendary Xbox artifacts, giving fans the chance to win one of over 1,000 limited edition prizes.
For more information, check out the full Xbox Wire post. To experience Xbox Vault for yourself, visit www.XboxVault.com
More 20th Anniversary entertainment
The 20th anniversary celebration continues with even more ways to relieve nostalgia and share your passion with the amazing Xbox community.
We’re giving away a game room makeover that features an artistic portrayal of the Xbox legacy over two decades, and only Xbox FanFest fans have a chance to win. Register or login to www.xbox.com/fanfest and subscribe to 20th Xbox FanFest Anniversary Lotteries for your chance to win. Entry period starts at 10:00 AM PT on Nov 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on Nov 21, 2021. No purchase required. Only open to legal residents of an 18+ country supported by Xbox Live. See Official rules for complete information.
Celebrate Anniversary with our 20th Anniversary Xbox and Halo Collection! Check out everything from T-shirts to hoodies, jewelry, and more. Xbox Gear Store… We’re also celebrating a few digital gifts fans can equip to show their love for the Xbox, including 20 free gifts.th Anniversary Avatar T-shirt (grab it from the store here!) And New Xbox 360 Style Dynamic Background Coming To Xbox Series X | S from November 16.
For fans looking to learn more about the early days of the Xbox and the innovation that Xbox brought to games, we’re also excited to announce Xbox Pioneers: Creativity and Innovation – Past, Present, and Future. This discussion will be moderated by former Nintendo USA President and COO Reggie Fils-Aim and will be attended by Xbox Visionaries Robbie Bach, Ed Fries, Peter Moore and Bonnie Ross. You will be able to connect to the Xbox Dev Team on November 22 at 10:00 AM PT on the Microsoft Alumni Network YouTube channel and the official Xbox Twitch channel.
Join us for a 24-hour live streaming of games on Tuesday November 30th to celebrate our 20th anniversary.th Anniversary and fundraising through Extra life, program Children’s hospitals of the network of miracles… To celebrate our anniversary, we have been playing games for 20 years with nostalgic favorites and exciting new games. The broadcast will begin at 10:00 AM PT. XboxOn – Twitch and will feature popular Xbox characters, celebrities, memorable gameplay and epic prizes.
Finally, get ready for the 128-team Halo Infinite Online Tournament, streamed via Smash.gg and streamed on Twitch.tv/Xbox. The competition will take place on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, and will include the grand prize – a fully paid trip for 1st HCS (Halo Competitive) live event in Raleigh, North Carolina. Registration for this event begins today, Nov 15 at 12:00 PM PT, at Smash.gg/Xbox.
Thanks to everyone who has been instrumental in our Xbox journey over the past 20 years. We’re excited about the future and look forward to co-scripting what the games will be like in the coming years!