Xbox creator showing design sketches of first controller

Jun

27

2016

Seamus Blackley, one of the creators of the original Xbox, has information and pictures brought out on the development of the console. Blackley shows include prototypes of the controller and argues that Xbox almost Direct X box would have called.

The designs Blackley on Twitter shows date from November 1999. Xbox came two years later, actually on the market in the US The displayed prototypes have therefore little away from what would eventually become the controller for the Xbox. The design sketches reminiscent of the controller of the Dreamcast and Blackley indicates that the Sega console at that time also had a lot of influence.

Design sketches for the original Xbox controller
Design sketches for the original Xbox controller
Design sketches for the original Xbox controller
Design sketches for the original Xbox controller
Design sketches for the original Xbox controller

Duke xbox controller In addition to a built-in screen controller sketches appear still to show a small handheld console. Microsoft has never released a handheld and it was not known whether there was ever concrete plans to do so. The final design of the first Xbox controller, known as the “Duke” had a more traditional appearance and a screen was not present.

Blackley joined in February 1999 from Microsoft. Initially he worked on DirectX, but he co-authored the initial proposal for the Xbox, which come to these images. The name “DirectX Box” was founded on DirectX, because it would go first to a box for ‘playing graphics and sound. ” Then he helped with assembling the team that actually built the console.

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