It’s an original birthday present that the American giant offers us this week. Power On: The Story of Xbox is a series of 6 videos of about 30 minutes each that allows us to discover a little more in depth the genesis of the first console, but also its evolution until the release of the Xbox One.

If documentaries on this subject are not new, it’s quite crazy that the manufacturer himself makes it available to us. But at the same time, who is better placed to tell us his story?

If we know that it all started with a handful of people, the documentary allows us to really get to know the adventures encountered to create and sell the first Xbox.

We learn about Microsoft’s position in the world of video games, the choices that were made, the internal and external fights but also, more rarely, all the wrong directions that were taken. And we have to admit that there are many failed choices, not to mention the “bad luck” and the omnipresent race against time.

We realize that the Xbox appeared thanks to a mixture of desires, the one to provide a platform to easily develop video games as on PC, but also the one to compete with PlayStation.

This is a series of truly exceptional videos to put faces on this adventure and understand the feats that all these people have achieved in record time.

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