The original Xbox prototype was to disassemble a Dell laptop and reassemble it into a Windows-based game console, hoping to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 2 at the time and try to consolidate Microsoft’s position in the gaming market.
Last year, Microsoft celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Xbox, and released a total of six episodes of the documentary “Power On – The-Story-of-Xbox -” (Start: The Story of the Xbox) to reveal the story behind the birth of the Xbox. This documentary recently won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Editing.
The content of “Power On – The Story of Xbox -” is reviewed by the behind-the-scenes heroes who helped promote the birth of the Xbox game console. How the host was born, all the content is presented in the form of a 6-episode documentary.
Winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Editing this time not only means that the camera position performance and post-editing results of this documentary attracted the attention of the selection, but also interprets the most famous “Three Reds” accident of the Xbox 360 in the past, and the follow-up The impact of market decision mistakes in the Xbox One era is even more impressive, and it even shows that Microsoft is currently strengthening the current development strategy of the Xbox business by examining past problems.
The Xbox was first proposed in 1998 by four engineers on the DirectX team, Kevin Bachus, Seamus Blackley, Ted Hase, and Otto Berkes, who was responsible for leading the DirectX team. The original prototype was dismantled Dell laptops and reassembled into Windows-based The operating system of the game console, while hoping to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 2 at the time, and managed to strengthen Microsoft’s position in the game market.
The earliest Xbox game console used Intel Pentium III processor specifications, with 8GB capacity hard disk and DVD player, and equipped with a wired network port, the computing performance surpassed that of the PlayStation 2 at that time.
The following is the content of the “Power On – The Story of Xbox -” documentary released by Microsoft on the official Xbox channel on YouTube: