A livestream to mark the 20th anniversary of the Xbox console coming next week

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A livestream is taking place next week to mark the 20th anniversary of the Xbox console.

Microsoft’s iconic first foray into the world of game consoles took place on November 15, 2001, starting their famous battle with Sony’s PlayStation for the next two decades.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the Xbox anniversary celebration will take place on Monday, November 15. It will air at 6 p.m. GMT / 5 a.m. AEDT on the official Xbox channels YouTube, Twitch and Facebook. There will also be a quiz event at 10 p.m. GMT / 9 a.m. AEDT via the FanFest service.

“We are excited to mark this milestone with you as we celebrate some of our favorite moments from Xbox’s last 20 years,” the official statement from the event reads. “It was fun to recall all the memories we have shared with the Xbox community over the years and we are excited about what the next 20 years have in store for us as we continue to play.”

The livestream will also be available with subtitles in many languages, as well as American Sign Language. Be careful if you’re a streamer intending to stream alongside the anniversary celebration: Xbox says any audio that contains copyrighted music will be picked up by automated bots.

Xbox will be giving gifts to fans throughout the event and all you need to do to be eligible is register for Xbox FanFest (you can do this at xbox.com/FanFest).

And if you can’t participate in the live stream, new items will also be added to the Xbox Gear store on the same day to mark the big anniversary.

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While waiting for next week’s livestream, Xbox is asking fans to share their favorite memories from the last 20 years of gaming by tagging @Xbox with the hashtag # Xbox20 on social media.

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