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1999–2000 (prototype) 2000 (GCD 2000) 2001–2009 2005–2008
1999–2000 (prototype) 2000 (GCD 2000) 2001–2009 2005–2008

Midway

1998–1999 (pre-production)

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When the production of the Xbox almost started in 1998, the project was codenamed as "Midway".[1]

DirectX-box

1999 (early development)

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During its early development, the system was called the DirectX-box, referring to its reliance on DirectX.

Xbox

1999–2000 (prototype)

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In late 1999, the name was shortened to just "Xbox". This logo was used in the Alpha Tower I and II computer models that would help develop the console.[2][3]

2000 (GCD 2000)

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When the console was announced, the "Xbox" wordmark was replaced with a glowing green "X" symbol. This logo is extremely rare and it only appeared at the Game Developers Conference on March 10, 2000.[4] It also appeared on an interview with Bill Gates, where it can be seen on a monitor screen in the background.[5]

2001–2009

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Microsoft revealed a new logo on September 20, 2000 wich was used offically when the console was released
on November 15, 2001.[6] On June 4, 2006, the Xbox was discontinued in Japan, followed by Europe on March 11, 2007 and North America on March 2, 2009. Support for Xbox Live on the console ended on April 15, 2010.

2005–2008

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The 360 logo was used on a few games for the original Xbox near the end of its run such as the Burger King games, the demos that come with the magazine prior to the Xbox 360's release as well as the holograms on the discs and seals from 2005-2007. It went off at 2008 and was replaced by Xbox 360. However, the Xbox 360 was launched after the Xbox console had a new logo.

References

Xbox game systems
Xbox 360
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