The Original Xbox Almost Had A 56k Dial-Up Modem

As part of the Xbox 20th anniversary celebrations, Xbox leaders past and present sat down for a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present, and future of Xbox.

Retired Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime hosts the discussion, which features Xbox pioneers and business heads Robbie Bach, Ed Fries, Peter Moore, and Bonnie Ross. Bach, Fries, and Moore worked at Xbox at the start and have since left, while Ross is still working with Xbox, now as the head of Halo developer 343 Industries.

The 47-minute video is stacked with fascinating stories and insight about the history and evolution of Xbox. Ross, for example, reveals that she learned that Microsoft was making a console while having a beer at a bar where designer J Allard told her about the project.

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Author: Eddie Makuch