Go Retro With Original Xbox Dashboard Animation, Now Available For Xbox Series X|S


If you’re lucky enough to own an Xbox Series X or S and crave some old-school nostalgia then you’re in luck, as Microsoft has just released the original Xbox dashboard animation for new-gen gamers.

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The Verge’s Tom Warren shared a tweet of the dashboard in action, and it’s sure to make you feel all the warm fuzzies as you fondly recall the early days of gaming.


While Warren’s tweet does state the original dashboard is only available for Xbox Insiders, it’s since been revealed that it’s actually available for anyone who owns either an Xbox Series X or S.

Entitled “The Original,” the new dynamic background is already a hit with Xbox fans new and old. If you fancy switching things up with your Xbox’s current background, the theme is now available to download.

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2021 marks Xbox’s 20th anniversary, and while it seems the “new” theme has been added in celebration of this, Xbox hasn’t commented on its addition to the store.

In related Xbox news, there’s still a few days left to grab your Xbox Games with Gold for the month. Games With Gold gives Xbox gamers a chance to grab some “freebies,” (as long as they have a Live Gold or Ultimate subscription).

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Games including in this month’s Games With Gold are:

Have you grabbed your Xbox Games With Gold games this month, and will you be downloading the original Xbox dynamic theme for your Series X|S? Let us know across our social media channels!

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