Some victories are magnanimous, larger than life. The size of the dream may or may not matter; but when it shapes into a reality and makes a difference to mankind, it becomes an immortal success story. Xbox rings a bell of similar victory in the hearts of millions of user all over the globe.Just before the launch of PlayStation2 by Sony, four engineers at Microsoft decided to work on designing a new game console. These were troubled times for the gaming industry when a revolutionary idea was required to turn things around.
Seamus Blackley, Kevin Bachus, Ted Hase and team leader Otto Berkes from the DirectX team worked on a model and pitched their idea to Ed Fries, who headed Microsoft’s game development division. Fries decided to support Otto Berkes and his team. An approval from Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer later, Xbox was launched in 2000.