Check out the Xbox Series X startup below.
I am happy to confirm that this is the boot up animation & sound for Xbox Series X. We debut it on #InsideXbox earlier today – but I wanted to call it out in case you missed it. pic.twitter.com/A26WB3zGwz
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 7, 2020
The Xbox Series X startup feels like an evolution of past ones. As the Xbox generations evolved, the startups have become more minimalist. Compare the Xbox One’s startup to the original Xbox and even the Xbox 360 version one startup.
The Series X also ditches the overt green colorway in favor of using the green as an accent amid a black and silver screen.The sound is probably the most dramatic departure from previous generations. Instead of a booming sound, it’s a bit more melodic this time around. Overall, I think it’s an improvement over the bombast of the Xbox 360 era and a better version of what Microsoft was trying to do with the Xbox One.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.