Celebrations for Xbox 20th Anniversary have started

Teodor Nechita
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  • Microsoft has kicked off the festivities for the Xbox 20th Anniversary.
  • Xbox Fanfest gives users everywhere the opportunity to win unique prizes.
  • 2021 also marks 20 years since the Halo franchise was first introduced. 
  • Awesome and unique gear has been added to the Xbox Gear Shop.
Xbox 20th Aniversary

Put your party hats on and let’s all rejoice in the fact that two decades have passed since Microsoft first introduced consoles to our lives.

This special event will be marked through many activities spread over a span of five months.

Xbox 20th Anniversary to be celebrated until November

Festivities have been kicked off with a special live video streamed on the Xbox Twitch channel, where the hosts discussed, with nostalgia, about two decades of console gaming and best off games.

How do you celebrate 20 years of Xbox in November? You get started in May.

Through the celebratory post on the Xbox news page, Major Nelson announced that May 13 is just the beginning of the anniversary celebrations, which will last until November 15th, and that there are many surprises in store for the fans.

This milestone was also marked by another important turning point in the history of Xbox gaming.

Since the achievements scoring system was first introduced, back in 2005, Xbox gamers have collectively unlocked almost a trillion Gamerscore points.

Lots of surprises for the fans

What kind of celebrations would these even be without festive apparel and chances to win amazing prizes? Well, Microsoft thought about that and they made sure that everything is on point.

The Xbox Gear Shop has been stocked with the latest and most awesome anniversary gear, available for anyone that wants to mark this special event by acquiring a souvenir.

Also, fans can sign up for the Xbox Fanfest bonanza! If you are asking yourself what that is, Fanfest is a combination of exclusive physical and digital events, content, sweepstakes, merch, and more.

By registering to this online event, you can unlock exclusives throughout Xbox hosted events, promotions, and curated online experiences hosted just for you.

20 years of Halo

You guessed it! There’s no secret in the fact that 2021 also marks the 20th anniversary for one of the oldest and most loved Xbox games of all time, Halo.

To celebrate this significant milestone, Microsoft offers fans worldwide a selection of free HD Xbox Anniversary and Halo Anniversary wallpapers.

All these wallpapers are compatible with Microsoft Teams and other video conferencing software and you can get them here.

The Halo series, a franchise deeply embedded into the Xbox DNA, will release a new game this fall, called Halo Infinite. This news has players thrilled and eagerly awaiting there next adventure.

If Microsoft managed to achieve all this in just 20 years, through the Xbox consoles, lets imagine where this journey will take us after another two decades.

Are you also celebrating 20 years of Xbox? Tell us you decided to mark this event in the comments section below.

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