THE CREATOR OF THE FIRST XBOX, JONATHAN ‘SEAMUS’ BLACKLEY, CAUSES SUSPICIONS ON TWITTER THAT MICROSOFT IS PLANNING A RETRO VERSION OF THE CONSOLE
About a few days ago, designer Jonathan ‘Seamus’ Blackley, who designed and created the first Xbox in 2001, made a curious comment on Twitter.
He showed an image of the first prototype of the console, which was shaped like an “X”. ‘If there was a device that looked like this, that streamed and played games from the original Xbox ONLY, would you want it? Asking for a friend ’, he raised this creative on February 3.
AN XBOX MINI WOULD CALL A LOT OF ATTENTION
Of course it attracted attention. Especially if we take into account that in these times it is very common to see the launch of retro consoles.
For example, Nintendo’s, such as the NES and SNES Classic Edition, which sold very well. The same can be said for the Sega Genesis Mini, more accessible and easier to find than the aforementioned, and the PlayStation Classic. Although the latter did not do very well either in criticism or in sales.
Is Microsoft thinking of making an ‘Xbox Classic Edition’ or ‘Xbox Mini’, so to speak? That’s what some people think, especially when Seamus commented “asking for a friend.”
The fact is that he republished another message, although he subsequently deleted it. There he implied that he was still interested in knowing the availability of the players to acquire such a retro platform.
EVERYTHING WOULD DEPEND ON YOUR GAME CATALOG
What he declared was ‘if you want it to happen, tell me or shut up forever, you know, what you want’. To the above, he added ‘or whatever. Okay, I screwed up, but still, let me know! ‘
Then he RT again what he posted days ago. Perhaps the ideas of each message were too similar between, and Jonathan Blackley thought that one would be enough. But we thought it would be interesting if this platform came back like the others.
It would surely have a large market among nostalgic Xbox fans. But hopefully Microsoft avoids making the mistakes Sony made with the PlayStation Classic. That is, taking care of the selection of games.
Halo: Combat Evolved, Project Gotham Racing, and Conker: Live & Reloaded were sure to turn heads.
But so would classics like Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jet Set Radio Future, Ninja Gaiden, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.