Xbox One Anthem video features Bill Gates, J.J. Abrams and more

The first part of Microsoft's Xbox One press event today featured an introductory video featuring lots of people talking in general terms about how the next Xbox console was going to be, well, the coolest thing ever. What's really interesting about the video is that it features well known people from Microsoft and the gaming industry, alongside regular folks helping to start the marketing wheel on the Xbox One.

The start of the video has Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates, but the clip continues with appearances by former Microsoft Xbox execs like Robbie Bach, J Allard and Ed Fries. Apparently the men who helped to create the original Xbox console back in 2001 are more than welcome to help Microsoft promote the new Xbox One product. Oddly, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doesn't show up in the clip.

The video also contains quick cameos with major game developers like Cliff Bleszinski of Epic's Gears of War and just regular Xbox console fans. We even see some people who are normally outside the game industry make appearances in the clip, such as newly announced Halo: The Television Series producer Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg and "Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams.

Source: Xbox on YouTube

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