Microsoft Announces Xbox 20th Anniversary Event

Posted on November 8, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox with 6 Comments

Microsoft will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Xbox platform next week with a virtual event.

“Join us on November 15 for the Xbox Anniversary Celebration,” Microsoft’s Will Tuttle writes in the announcement post. “We are excited to mark this milestone with you as we celebrate some of our favorite moments from the past 20 years of Xbox. It’s been fun to reminiscence on all the memories we’ve shared with the Xbox community over the years and are excited about what the next 20 years with has in store as we continue to play.”

The Xbox Anniversary Celebration airs Monday, November 15 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and will be available via YouTubeTwitch, and Facebook. Subtitles will be available in German, French, BR Portuguese, LATAM Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Castilian Spanish, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese (EU), Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese, which is rather impressive. And there will be American Sign Language (ASL) and Audio Descriptions (AD) options in English via the official Xbox YouTube channel.

Additionally, Microsoft announced some new Xbox membership badges for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to use in their profiles. These colorful new badges will showcase how long you have been a member—1, 5, 10, 15, or 20 years—and will start rolling out in the next week before the November 15 celebration.

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6 responses to “Microsoft Announces Xbox 20th Anniversary Event”

  1. christianwilson

    I remember buying my Xbox a few months after it launched, and was there for Xbox Live on day one. It has been fun watching Xbox grow and evolve over 20 years. There were moments I wasn't sure if it was going to make it (pre-Xbox 360, early Xbox One era), but I'm glad Microsoft stuck it out.

  2. Kendog52361

    I doubt it'll happen any time soon, especially with the "Global Chip Shortage", but I feel like they're approaching the time to "refresh" the Xbox Series Consoles. I'm generally talking about things like refreshing the size of the internal storage, and so on. I think I recall that they do that after 2-3 years from release.

  3. jdjan

    I still have my OG XBox. It doesn't boot because I hacked it with a boot loader to try and run Linux on it and it worked for a while but then stopped. Plus - I don't think I have TV with the right connections any more!


    It's a chunkster, but oh the memories of getting it an playing through Halo for the first time. It felt revolutionary. 20-years goes quickly!

  4. mefree

    Been a member of Xbox Live since day one, had the OG Xbox and every single one ever since. Still have the same Gamertag since launch. I don't do multiplayer much anymore (just don't have the time) but I still love single player campaigns, etc, although those seem to be becoming rare these days... That said, I'm spending a lot more time in PC VR / Quest 2, surprised Xbox still doesn't have a VR option...

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