Before Microsoft became the video game juggernaut that it is today, the concept of the Xbox was still in its early stages in 1999, when the Dreamcast reigned supreme. Former Xbox designer Seamus Blackley recently shared some concept art for the original controller to the Xbox, which bears a striking resemblance to the SEGA Dreamcast’s controller.
Blackley gained some insightful comments behind the concept art, which you can check out below.
No, you just need to keep in mind that concept designers often copy what’s in front of them. Xbox was its own beast. https://t.co/gYaswYifk4
— Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) June 27, 2016
No, we didn’t almost go with any of these. These look as they do because at the time Dreamcast was king. Influence. https://t.co/hyw0l34C1C
— Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) June 26, 2016