Six-part 'Power On' documentary series details 20 years of Xbox

Xbox Power On Documentary Image
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What you need to know

  • During its 20th Anniversary Celebration stream, Xbox has announced a brand-new documentary series.
  • 'Power On: The Story of Xbox' is a six-part series coming later this year, which details the entire history of Xbox.
  • Coming Dec. 13, 2021, 'Power On' will go over the launch of the original Xbox and the following 20 years.
  • Some details aren't available yet, but the documentary series will apparently be available on a variety of video platforms.

The Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration stream aired today, and Xbox took the opportunity to announce a new documentary series custom tailored for any hardcore Xbox fan. 'Power On: The Story of Xbox' is a six-part series coming on Dec. 13, 2021, and will go over the last two decades of Xbox, starting with the eventful launch of the original Xbox.

The documentary series will feature many members of the Xbox team over the years, including the original team and the current head, Phil Spencer. There appears to be a ton of fascinating information packed into the series, and it should be an interesting introspective for those who have followed Xbox from the outside for years. 'Power On: The Story of Xbox' is arriving on Dec. 13 later this year, but we don't have every detail. Xbox mentioned that the documentary series will be available on a variety of video platforms (presumably including Microsoft's Movies & TV), but there were no specifics.

As we near closer to the documentary series going live, we should learn more about where players and Xbox fans can go to view it. In the meantime, you can revisit the past with a huge batch of new backward compatible titles, including some of the best Xbox games from years past, also announced during the stream.

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