Microsoft’s Xbox 20th Anniversary Live Stream featured an incredible performance of Halo’s iconic theme music by the Sydney Youth Orchestra and Kamilaroi man Paul Glass.
It was a very Australian event, and it was amazing to watch. Performed at the Royal Botanic Gardens, on Gadigal Land, and featuring Sydney Harbor and the famous Opera House in the background, it was one of the highlights of Microsoft’s event.
Sydney Youth Orchestra CEO Mia Patoulios said in a statement: “The Sydney Youth Orchestras and Xbox ANZ have been in talks for some time now, and it is great to finally have the chance to work together on an occasion. so important to the brand.”
Tania Chee, Xbox ANZ Chief Commercial Officer, added: “Australia has always had a deep love for Halo and Xbox, so it’s great to celebrate not only the 20th anniversary of this iconic brand and franchise, but also the upcoming launch of Halo Infinite…”
Check out some images in the gallery below to get a closer look at the performance.
This performance was part of the Halo segment of the 20th Anniversary Showcase. The biggest news of all was that Halo Infinite multiplayer is currently available, in beta form, on console and PC. For more, check out GameSpot’s guide to installing the Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta.
Outside of the Halo news, over 70 games were added to Xbox Backward Compatibility today as part of the final program update.
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