Microsoft celebrates 20 years of Xbox with new Xbox merchandise, free wallpapers and more – fr

Microsoft celebrates 20 years of Xbox with new Xbox merchandise, free wallpapers and more – fr

November 15, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Xbox, and to celebrate, Microsoft launched a new line of Xbox commemorative products in the Xbox Gear store, offering free anniversary-themed wallpapers, and more. .
On Xbox Wire, Major Nelson says today marks the start of the festivities and there are more to come throughout the year. For starters, Microsoft has launched its “first wave” of official Xbox 20th Anniversary gear, which can be found in the Xbox Gear store. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Halo franchise, and Microsoft is offering free 20th anniversary themed wallpapers for Halo and Xbox. That’s not all: Microsoft will host a special Twitch stream today (11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET), where the Xbox team will “look back on about two decades of gaming” while playing Halo: Combat Evolved via Halo: Master Chief Collection. Also, be sure to sign up for Xbox FanFest to take part in some special 20th Anniversary FanFest activities. Interestingly, Major Nelson also revealed that Xbox gamers have almost unlocked a trillion players in total since the launch of the achievements in 2005. Here, on TA, we have followed exactly 45 395 658 820 of that Trillion Gamerscore (at the time of writing).
Here’s how Microsoft is celebrating this anniversary:

Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox

  • # Xbox20: This celebration is about you and we want to know what Xbox means to you. Use # Xbox20 on social media to share your favorite Xbox moments, stories, friendships, valuables, accomplishments… everything! We’ll be asking plenty of questions on Xbox social media and highlighting your answers until November 15, so keep an eye out.
  • Visit the Xbox Gear store for the first wave of official Xbox 20th Anniversary gear.
  • Show your Xbox and Halo love with free birthday themed wallpapers.
  • Sign up for Xbox FanFest today to participate in FanFest 20th anniversary activities, including exclusive sweepstakes, FanFest materials and digital experiences.
  • Personalize your Xbox experience: Check out the new 20-year-old game theme and “The Original” profile theme in your “Customize Profile” menu. For Xbox Series X Owners | S, “The Original” dynamic background is available in the Personalization menu.
  • Are you looking for something new to play? Check out this collection featuring some of the greatest games in Xbox history. You can also find the game collection on your Xbox console by searching for “Xbox Anniversary” in the store.
  • Join us today on at 11am PT / 2pm ET to kick off the celebration with our live streaming hosts as they look back at roughly two decades of gaming while playing the game that started it all – Halo: Combat Evolved via the Halo: Master Chief Collection.

Microsoft says it will “keep having fun” through November with “more announcements, activities and ways to celebrate.” What are your favorite Xbox memories? Share your stories with us and the community in the comments below.


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