The same letter goes on to mention how Microsoft is still continuing on with its “Xbox project” and alongside it is a suggestion it would “help make Dolphin the best” – a reference to Nintendo’s GameCube.
Dear Jacqualee, I appreciate you taking the time to try to arrange a meeting with Mr. Takeda and Mr. Yamauchi to discuss a possible strategic partnership between Nintendo and Microsoft on future video game platforms. I understand Mr. Takeda’s concerns about the possible partnership and will try to [obscured] the guidelines that he has requested.”
Xbox, as you’ve probably heard by now, is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. It’s come a long way over the past few decades, and as part of this milestone, it’s gone and created a virtual museum, which some users and media outlets are referring to as a ‘metaverse’, where you run around as an avatar in a 3D world and look at the company’s history.
One eye-catching acknowledgment that we also couldn’t miss was the mention of Microsoft and Xbox attempting to acquire Nintendo in Spring 2000. Yep, it actually went there – here’s a look at what you’ll see in Xbox’s virtual museum and you can find it early on in the original Xbox section.
It’s doesn’t just gloss over the history of Xbox, either. The good, the bad, and the ugly are there – ranging from cancellations of certain studios to the infamous red ring of death that became a problem for the company during the Xbox 360 generation.
It’s definitely interesting to see this particular history. For Nintendo fans, the real blow, in the end, was when Microsoft purchased Rare in 2002 – who started out with Xbox exclusives such as Grabbed by the Ghoulies and nowadays are best-known for the sandbox pirate game, Sea of Thieves.
If you’d like to visit Xbox’s 20th anniversary museum yourself and see this part of its history, all you need to do is open the following link: museum.xbox.com, and you don’t even need to be an Xbox subscriber. Of course, if these talks perhaps went a little bit differently, who knows what could have happened. Nowadays Xbox and Nintendo maintain good relations and just yesterday, Nintendo of America’s former president Reggie hosted an official Xbox panel, which is well worth watching.