A few years ago, Nintendo wowed the market with the release of its mini consoles that brought back the golden days of the NES and SNES. The success was such that other companies did something similar, obtaining different results and of course, at some point it was thought that Xbox would launch its classic console. However, time has passed and there is nothing but silence but it was recently confirmed that the message did reach the company.
Seamus Blackley, creator of the first Xbox, ‘proposed Microsoft a mini console with classics
During an interview with Time Extension (via Pure Xbox) Seamus Blackley, creator of the first Xbox, talked about that series of posts in 2021 in which he asked fans’ opinion on whether or not to launch a mini console that in his case could work with the cloud to access a bookstore of classics from 2 decades ago. According to the creator of the first Microsoft console, he did discuss the issue with members of the company but apparently there was (and is not at this time) interest in doing something like that.
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If the Xbox mini happens, it will be done within Microsoft and not by a third party
According to Seamus Blackley, he proposed the idea of a classic Xbox to 2 people at Microsoft and even suggested that a project similar to that of the relaunch of the control “The Duke” be carried out by a third party, however despite the attention that there was in the proposal the possibility of doing it externally was not to the liking of the company: “It would have been brilliant! I thought it was good, we could do something like The Duke, but then a couple of people from the Xbox team said they wanted to do it internally but I haven’t heard anything since.”
It seems that the Xbox mini will not happen, at least not for the moment and even less if you take into account that the hype for the relaunch of consoles from the past is no longer the same as it was a few years ago. At the same time, Microsoft and Xbox are busy nurturing their gaming ecosystem and a tribute to their past is not on the horizon. However, if a miniature Xbox Series X-shaped refrigerator has already been created and released, then anything is possible.
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