Original Xbox Background Now Available For Xbox Series X And Series S

Original Xbox Background

While the video game industry is still fairly young compared to other mass entertainment mediums, the industry’s biggest companies are seeing major milestones occur. The big three console-making titans in the industry have been celebrating these milestones, including Nintendo heralding the 35th anniversary of Super Mario this past year and Sony’s Astro’s Playroom helping ring in the PlayStation 5 with a look back at the company’s past hardware. While Microsoft has been the newest of the big three console makers, the Xbox console brand is entering its 20th anniversary this year. To help celebrate, Microsoft has released an original Xbox background for the Xbox Series X/S.

As revealed on YouTube by The Verge senior editor Tom Warren, Xbox Series X and Series S users can now make the original Xbox background the theme of their current-gen consoles. This throwback dynamic background, referred to by the update as “The Original,” was made available to all Series X and S users as a part of the latest update for the devices. The classic green plasma-like orb inside a three-dimensional matrix was first seen as the background for the original Xbox console and has now returned for modern consoles in celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary.

While the original Xbox background does not change the interface of the Series X/S to look more like the original Xbox’s menu interface, it does provide a little nostalgia for those that have been Xbox loyalists since 2001. Microsoft also has other means of celebrating this occasion this year, including new lines of 20th-anniversary merchandise for Halo. The original Xbox proved that a new presence like Microsoft in the gaming industry is not to be underestimated, and hopefully, the Xbox brand doesn’t see the red ring of death any time soon.

What do you guys think about the original Xbox background being made available for the Xbox Series X/S? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Xbox news, such as the Xbox FPS Boost that has come to over 70 backward compatible games, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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