Microsoft is celebrating 10 years since it released the Xbox Live online service and, in order to reward those who’ve been with it since the very beginning, it has begun shipping free customized Xbox 360 consoles to veteran users across the U.S.
The original Xbox came out back in 2001, and in 2002 Microsoft released a special online service called Xbox Live, which allowed players to engage in multiplayer matches and other activities.
After the release of the Xbox 360 in 2005, the importance of the Xbox Live service grew exponentially, becoming the core way of accessing entertainment on the home console.
In order to reward veteran Xbox Live users for their dedication, the service’s Community Manager, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, has confirmed that free customized Xbox 360 consoles are being sent out to its loyal subscribers.
Besides the Xbox 360 console, which is a 250GB model, veteran users also get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold membership as a bonus.
More contests to celebrate Xbox Live’s 10-year anniversary will be revealed in the near future, according to Hryb.