Study the history of Xbox and your own gaming past in the Xbox 20th Anniversary museum

Xbox 20 Anniversary Personal Museum
Xbox 20 Anniversary Personal Museum (Image credit: Windows Central / Microsoft)

Xbox 20 Anniversary Avatars

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What you need to know

  • The Xbox 20th Anniversary museum lets you explore the history of Xbox consoles in a metaverse.
  • The museum lets you browse digital exhibits for the original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S.
  • You can also explore your own personal gaming museum, which includes the first game you ever played and your most played titles.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Xbox family of consoles, Microsoft launched a virtual museum. You can explore the museum as a customizable avatar to browse through the history of Microsoft's consoles. In total, there are 132 points in the history of Xbox to explore, including exhibits about the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

Inside the virtual museum, you can customize the color of your avatar and its style. There are choices for X, Y, A, and B. You can run around from exhibit to exhibit with the WASD keys or arrow keys if you're so inclined. As you browse, you'll see other people within the metaverse.

When you see an exhibit that piques your interest, you can click on it to find out more. Many of them feature videos for a deeper dive into that moment of Xbox history.

If you log in to the Xbox 20th Anniversary museum with your Microsoft account, you'll see your own personal history, including the first game you ever played, the first achievement you earned, and which games you played most throughout the years.

This is Microsoft's latest step into the metaverse. The company's CEO discussed the concept of the metaverse in a recent interview. The folks behind Reality Engine are also working on extending the metaverse across platforms, including Microsoft's HoloLens.

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