We have been listening to loads from the “Father of Xbox” Seamus Blackley in latest weeks to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xbox, and he occurred to say on Twitter yesterday that he felt Xbox One virtually killed off the model totally.
In response to a remark concerning the Power On: The Story of Xbox documentary, Blackley (who was a key member of the unique Xbox crew) revealed that “there was a second, on the Xbox One launch, once I feared it was over”.
A lot has been stated concerning the failures of the Xbox One launch again in 2013, which in the end led to then-Xbox head Don Mattrick leaving Microsoft, and present boss Phil Spencer taking his place. Within the Energy On documentary, Mattrick admitted that he “[wished] that I would have had an opportunity to stay to execute on the vision [of Xbox One]“.
Undoubtedly, Sony’s PlayStation 4 had a significantly better technology by way of gross sales in comparison with Xbox One, however due to Phil Spencer and his crew, Microsoft in the end managed to show Xbox’s fortunes round and stop the model from being completed off altogether. Spencer highlighted again in 2020 that it was “the biggest challenge I’ve had in my career.”
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