Kevin Bachus

The Xbox Story, Part 4: Launching and Beyond

The name was decided and the hardware shown: but what of the games? Patrick Garratt looks at the original Xbox’s launch line-up and the console’s release in the final part of our four-feature special.

9 years ago

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  • The Xbox Story, Part 3: Facing the Public

    With the Xbox project finally greenlit, the Microsoft team prepared to show it to the world. Patrick Garratt tells the story of the GDC and CES Bill Gates reveals and why you were nearly playing the “Microsoft 11X”.

    9 years ago
  • The Xbox Story, Part 2: Gunning for Greenlight

    In the second part of the story of the original Xbox’s launch, Patrick Garratt charts the terrific obstacles facing the console’s team as it pushed towards a final greenlight from Microsoft boss Bill Gates.

    9 years ago
  • The Xbox Story, Part 1: The Birth of a Console

    Xbox celebrates its tenth birthday this year, having launched in the US on November 15, 2001. In this four-part special, Patrick Garratt talks to members of the console’s original team and tells its release story.

    9 years ago
  • Kevin Bachus talks Phantom, says it was ahead of its time

    Kevin Bachus, former head of Xbox and CEO of Infinium Labs – maker of the highly-panned Phantom console – has had a chat with Gamsutra regarding the ill-fated system and how Infinium is trying to bring it back to life.Bachus is no longer with Infinium, but still has an “empty place in his heart” for […]

    12 years ago