In recent months we have been talking a lot about the events that Xbox had with the launch of its most controversial console, Xbox One, thanks to the documentary Power On: The Story of Xbox. On the occasion of Xbox’s 20th Anniversary, the “Father of Xbox” commented on social networks the key moments of the presentation of the console, indicating that he feared that the brand was going to end.
Through Twitter, a user named Shinobi602 published his comments on the documentary Power On: The Story of Xbox, in which one of the episodes shows the presentation and resolution that the launch of the Xbox One had, with all its controversies and bad decisions. Seamus Blackley (the so-called Father of Xbox) responded to this comment, stating that “there was a moment, at the launch of Xbox One, when I was afraid it was over.”
The so-called “Father of Xbox” feared that everything would end with the launch of Xbox One
Loved it. Fantastic production, very candid & clear. Monumental the amount of obstacles faced. Major kudos to @SeamusBlackley
& DirectX team for pushing in those early days!
Glad you’re still with us @Xbox 😘
– Shinobi602 (@ shinobi602) January 8, 2022
There was a moment, at the Xbox One launch, when I feared it was over. Honestly.
– Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) January 8, 2022
The documentary series “Power On: The Xbox Story” is now available worldwide via streaming
As the vast majority of users and gamers know, Xbox One presented one of the most critical and dark periods in the life of Xbox, to the point of almost giving up the brand, for all the bad decisions made by then-Xbox CEO Don Mattrick. In the documentary, Mattrick himself appears, indicating that he would have liked to stay on Xbox to reflect his vision over the years, but unfortunately for him, he left the company, taking over Phil Spencer.
Interesting anecdotes that are appearing, now with the testimony of Seamus Blackley, who also ended the brand at a crucial point in 2013. Although Phil Spencer delivered new guidelines to the brand, raising it afloat and making it successful, he also admitted that It was a very hard process for him, arguing that “it was the greatest challenge I have had in my career.”
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