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Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration: How to Watch and What to Expect

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November 15 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the original Xbox, and Microsoft is planning a big celebration that aims to look back at some of the best moments from that original console, the Xbox 360. The Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S will also be a main focus. While there won’t be any new game announcements, there should be plenty for Xbox fans to look forward to.

IGN is carrying the stream and, as usual, this watch guide will provide you with everything you need to know to watch the show, including when it starts, a list of places you can watch it with us, and what you can expect to see.

Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration Start Time

The upcoming Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Monday, November 15 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT. If you are watching from Australia, that translates to Tuesday, November 16 at 4am AEST.

Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration Stream

If you’re interested in watching the upcoming Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration, we’ll be hosting it here and across our many channels on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Here’s the full list of places you can watch the show with us:

What to Expect at the Upcoming Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration

While Microsoft hasn’t revealed exactly what will be featured in the show, it has promised that it will “celebrate some of our favorite moments from the past 20 years of Xbox.” As previously mentioned, it won’t feature any new game announcements, but Microsoft hasn’t ruled out the possibility that we may see more of Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Fable, or any of the other games currently in development at Xbox Games Studios. It’s probably wise to keep expectations in check, but never say never!

The show will have subtitles available in a variety of languages, and the official Xbox YouTube channel will also feature American Sign Language (ASL) and Audio Descriptions (AD) for those who need it. Furthermore, Microsoft warned that those planning to co-stream or create breakdowns in the form of VOD coverage should “not use any audio containing copyrighted music to avoid any action by automated bots, and to also abide by the terms of service for your service provider.”

One thing that has been teased, however, is the appearance of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his upcoming film Red Notice at the show. As many may remember, The Rock was on-stage with Bill Gates to help reveal the original Xbox back in 2001.

Speaking of Halo, November 15 also marks the 20th anniversary of Master Chief’s first adventure – Halo: Combat Evolved – that led a launch lineup that included Dead or Alive 3, Fusion Frenzy, Project Gotham Racing, Arctic Thunder, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2X, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysey, and many more. It is possible these will also be celebrated alongside many of the other biggest Xbox exclusives from over the years.

In addition to the Xbox Anniversary Celebration, Microsoft will also be hosting other events and promotions in honor of this milestone, including Xbox FanFest trivia and giveaways, special 20th Anniversary Xbox Gear, updated membership badges, and more. November 15 will also be the release date of the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Series X, the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller, and the Xbox Wireless Controller – 20th Anniversary Special Edition.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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