20th Xbox anniversary: could we Expect some something?

I really hope they put together an XO stream with new backwards compatibility, FPS Boost, and Resolution Boost announcements. And a documentary. New merch. And maybe a Halo campaign demo. And a Viva Piñata announcement.

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This is believable, since the back compat team have been very quiet since that big drop of FPS boost titles way back when.

They have to have been working on something, maybe doing a big push of the most requested OG Xbox and 360 title ports has been it.

I think that MS will do a blog post, a tweet and maybe announce new Gamepass games. I don’t except any new announcements like events, acquisitions or new games.

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I could see a documentary, some Game Pass additions and announcing the continuation of the BC program with a banger list (hopefully including some Sega games like Nick hinted earlier this year!). Who knows maybe a freebie for a limited time too. I don’t think that they’ll “celebrate” this with just a blog post.

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And a RT from Phil.


I’m guessing an Xbox Wire blog post where they look back on the 20 years of Xbox, the fridge will go up for sale alongside some new Xbox anniversary gear in the Gear shop, and like a twitter hashtag campaign where people inside and outside of the company share their favorite Xbox memories.

I am not expecting anything big - trailers for new games all but certainly be saved for the The Game Awards. And I am skeptical we will see anything in the way of FPS boost or backwards compatibility news. Maaaaaybeee a Halo Infinite Campaign trailer or something.

Would love some additional dynamic themes though - imagine one inspired by the blades?

I said this in another thread but I’m thinking we’ll get some social media posts and maybe a “through the years” compilation video with interviews of old and current top Xbox/MS brass. I don’t think they’ll have an event unfortunately. Maybe some FPS Boost to games but that’s it.

So basically a tweet, Xbox Wire post with a celebration video, and the fridge lol.

FWIW: 10 year anniversary was a prop for Avatars and a variant system.

This was for the 15th:


As a rule, I never ever expect anything cool. But if you’re that excited about it set some money aside and keep your ear to the ground!

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What other games could they do on OG xbox? there’s huge licensing and 3rd party property issues. Some games they probably can’t get period and I know there’s tons of 360 games they can’t get. The only OG xbox games I can think of are Otogi. Exclusives ones I mean. Otogi probably should get a remaster collection. I’m sure MS can get it if they ask Sega.

Yea maybe some old Disney games as they have worked together before

Yeah, would think their good relationship with Sega would make Otogi and Jet Set Radio Future possible. Kung Fu Chaos would make sense given they now own Ninja Theory (who used to be Just Add Monsters and made that game). I know Blinx came, but I think Blinx 2 is still not back compat unless I missed it?

Like you say, there are TONNES on the 360 side that need the BC treatment, but there are still a few OG Xbox games that could do with being preserved in this way.

Would be a good point to show halo infinite campaign, a montage of xbox in the past and maybe something showing what goes into the future. It is only about ten days before black Friday so could be a nice place to generate some hype for sales of the series consoles if they’re expecting to have a big restock for that

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Would the JSRF music be an issue? I’d hope not, but I suspect it might.


nothingburger again.

Give me 50 new BC games, and more fps boost, and that’ll be as good as new announcements.


Basically nothing . Very lucky if we get BC games .

I would love for them to show redfall gameplay. The game would technically be less than a year away. From the last game released deathloop we saw that at every event about a year before so this would make logical sense… then I remember its xbox and despite the amount of studios and projects they have they won’t show anything until VGA’s and those will probably just be CG trailers again. I would love for them to end the stream with here is a look at 2022 and you see gameplay from avowed. Another tease of starfield and forza along with clips from big gamepass releases like plage tale and stalker. That would be the smart thing to do. Either way Ill watch it I just have very low expections. I actually expect something like when Ryan Mcaffry interviewed the 3 former heads of xbox on unfiltered. I expect that level of show