Celebrating 20 years of Xbox: Microsoft launches Halo Infinite multiplayer, teases Halo TV show and more

Celebrating 20 years of Xbox: Microsoft launches Halo Infinite multiplayer, teases Halo TV show and more

The original Xbox launched 20 years ago. To celebrate the occasion, Microsoft launched the Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Microsoft also teased a Halo TV show along with a 6 part documentary called Power On which will trace the history of the Xbox.

Digit NewsDesk  | Published 16 Nov 2021 12:43 IST

It’s been 20 years since the launch of the original Xbox console and if you are interested in knowing some trivia about Microsoft’s gaming machine, you can do so here. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Microsoft held a Livestream in the wee hours of 16th November with some key announcements. You can watch the live stream below. 

Halo Infinite Multiplayer is now live

One of the biggest announcements came towards the end of the show where Microsoft announced that Halo Infinite Multiplayer is now live for all. It must be noted that today's launch is a beta that is live for all. The Halo Infinite Multiplayer is cross-platform available for Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X (review), and PC. Any progress you make in the beta will be carried forward to the multiplayer mode of Halo Infinite which will launch on December 8. 

Xbox Documentary, Power On, is a Six part mini-series

Microsoft also announced a documentary tracing the history of the Xbox console. The documentary which will be a six-part mini-series will focus on the journey of the Xbox console through its many generations along with the origin story of the original Xbox - how the DirectX team at Microsoft where the seed of the idea for a gaming console with never heard of features such as an ethernet port for network play and a console with a built-in hard drive. Power On: The Story of Xbox Releases on December 13. You can learn more about Power On here.

More games for Backwards compatibility

Microsoft has had a strong focus on bringing its back catalogue of games to its current-gen consoles and it looks like we got a slew of original Xbox and Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One and Series consoles. Microsoft has added over 70 Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to its backward compatibility program. Microsoft has also enabled FPS Boost for 37 more games as well. The new addition to backwards compatibility includes all Max Payne games, and F.E.A.R., Dead or Alive Ultimate, Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 and more. You can learn more about the new list of backwards compatible games here

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