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Power On The Story of Xbox : Microsoft’s six-part documentary on its console’s history lands

It's here, Microsoft's documentary series about how the Xbox was born

Updated: Dec 13, 2021 9:07 am
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Microsoft’s highly anticipated docuseries Power On The Story of Xbox was first trailled a couple of months ago but it’s now dropped on Youtube.

With a run-time of 41 minutes, the first episode’s description is listed as: “A small team of upstarts sets out to convince Microsoft that it’s time to enter the console business. Chapter 1 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game console. It’s the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.”

It’s literally just landed so if you want to be one of the first to watch it, you can view it below.

The documentary is in six parts and charts how the Xbox almost didn’t happen, all the way through to the success story it is today. It’s a fascinating watch for anybody who has the remotest interest in how games consoles can come to fruition from the humble thoughts of a few designers.

Power On The Story of Xbox Chapter 1

Power On The Story of Xbox Episode guide

Chapter 1 – Renegades

A small team of upstarts sets out to convince Microsoft that it’s time to enter the console business. Chapter 1 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game console. It’s the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.

Chapter 2 – The Valentine’s Day Massacre

The battle to own the living room is on–but not without significant cost and risk. Chapter 2 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game console. It’s the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.

Chapter 3 – And it didn’t turn on

Public doubt intensifies as issues threaten to spoil the 2001 launch for Xbox. Chapter 3 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game console. It’s the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.

Chapter 4 – Cool…Now what??

A console is only as good as its games… and Xbox needs a gamechanger to survive. Enter Halo. Chapter 4 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game

Chapter 5 – The Red Ring of Death

The demand for Xbox 360 is at fever pitch, but a critical malfunction threatens its success. Chapter 5 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game console. It’s the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.

Chapter 6 – TV or Not TV

Xbox loses its way. Can a former intern get the team back on track? Chapter 6 of Power On: The Story of Xbox. Xbox almost didn’t happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft’s video game console. It’s the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.

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