The celebrations for Xbox’s twentieth anniversary continues with an Xbox Virtual Museum that showcases some of the key highs and lows of the history of Xbox.
That’s right, after an Anniversary Stream, Anniversary Edition Controllers and even an Anniversary announcement for Halo, there’s an expansive anniversary cyberspace where you can view not just the history of Xbox but your own. You can check it out yourself here and by logging into your Microsoft account you’ll unlock a showcase dedicated to your gamertag.
I took a look myself. As I entered the virtual common space, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was put into a lobby of sorts where folks like me landed, all having nearly similar looks to each other. Some folks like myself have also chosen to customize the avatar a bit with some color.
The vibe of it reminds me a lot of the classic movie Tron, where people traverse cyberspace in these illuminated jumpsuits. It adds a sense of normalcy to the event, having a representation of myself walk around the lit halls is probably the next best thing too. Kind of like the Discovery Mode on Assassins’ Creed: Odyssey.
Walking through this cyber museum, you’re greeted by these frames that show key points in the history of Xbox. There are low points, like when Microsoft tried to acquire Nintendo and got laughed out of the room. And there are the good times such as the reveal event in 2001, when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teamed up with Bill Gates to present to the world the first Microsoft gaming console, the Xbox.
The decision to have a virtual museum felt appropriate considering the current state of the world we live in. The pandemic of Covid-19 has made it so folks have had to adjust to it and be creative in their endeavors to adapt to the situation we’re currently in now. This virtual museum sets a fine example.