Xbox will release a six-part documentary on the history of the company on 13 December, they confirmed at the recent 20th Anniversary event. The documentary, titled Power On: The Story of Xbox, will be produced by an Emmy-award winning team and will be available on a variety of video platforms including YouTube, Redbox, IMDb TV and more.
According to Xbox, the project actually began development almost three years ago. The documentary will focus on Microsoft’s console from its conceptualization and market breakthrough all the way back in the early 2000s through to its success today. We know very little about the documentary, but it will be broken up into six parts and cover Xbox’s long history in the gaming industry.
Meanwhile, Xbox made quite a few surprise announcements at their Anniversary Celebration, including confirming the shadow-drop launch of Halo Infinite’s standalone, free-to-play multiplayer. Additionally, a plethora of new backward compatible games were also announced, some going as far back as the original Xbox. In total, players will be able to enjoy 76 classic titles across Xbox’s history. Some notable games include the entire F.E.A.R. series, the Max Payne series, Red Dead Revolver, TimeSplitters, the criminally underrated Otogi, and Rockstar’s controversial Manhunt, among many others.
Xbox is looking to expand outside of the video game world, and the announced documentary series will provide some good insight into the trials and tribulations of the company’s rise in the gaming industry and beyond. Now’s a good time to be a fan of Xbox, it seems, as the company continues to double down on making their subscription service Xbox Game Pass one of the driving forces behind the future of gaming.