Written By: Xiled Jessi 7
November 15th, 2001 marked the beginning of what would become one of the biggest names in console gaming throughout the world. The original Xbox console released for the first time, but not just the console, the largest gaming franchise, Halo. Fast forward to 2021, we celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Xbox and Halo.
Just announced today and in their own words, "How do you celebrate 20 years? You start in May." That's right, starting today Xbox will be bringing the celebration to a whole new level by making this anniversary better than any other. On Social Media through Twitter, use the #Xbox20 with your memories about Xbox over the years. Xbox will have giveaways, sweepstakes, and other activities through their Twitter for everyone to enjoy. Want a piece of history to show off to everyone? Check out the limited edition Anniversary Collection of Xbox Gear, including 20th Anniversary Halo gear as well! https://gear.xbox.com/collections/20th-anniversary-collection
Xbox continues the fun with a Twitch Stream at 2pm EST where they will be playing Halo: Combat Evolved while discussing the evolution of Xbox and their own experiences. Keeping it going, Xbox brings us FanFest, a combination of physical and digital events where you can earn Microsoft Rewards, enter sweepstakes, giveaways, and even grab some cool swag [make sure you click that link and register!]
Want to discover an Xbox game that made history over the last 20 years? Check out the Xbox Anniversary collection in the Xbox Store, and get your hands on some greats like Halo, Fable, Assassin's Creed, and more! Personalize your console, PC, and mobile devices with their exclusive Anniversary Wallpapers! For those of you on Xbox One X/S you can get your hands on the OG Xbox background!
You can read their Official Press Release here: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/05/13/celebrating-20-years-of-xbox/
But make sure you visit their 20th Anniversary Page for updates throughout this event, and maybe get your hands on some sweet goodies!