The special edition Xbox Series X flaunts the Rock branding and a heartwarming message.
It’s Xbox Series X launch day, and while everyone is sat staring at their tracking information for their parcels to arrive, there are some kids stuck at hospital who probably aren’t so lucky. But that’s why Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is working with Microsoft to deliver Xbox Series X consoles to 20 children’s hospitals in the US.
Last month we saw a screenshot of an unreleased video featuring The Rock holding a Series X with his branding logo and signature, but the reason wasn’t officially known. Last night, that video was released which you can watch below.
He reflects on the moment he took to a stage with Bill Gates to help unveil the original Xbox console, which was 20 years ago. Since then he has helped Xbox with delivering special edition consoles and even games to children all across America. The latest act of charity finds him visiting 20 children’s hospitals across the United States to deliver a Series X, signed and with his branding on along with a cute little message reading, “Keep smiling and HAVE FUN! Love, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”
20 yrs ago, @BillGates & I debuted the 1st @Xbox to the world!
Now @Microsoft & I have are surprising some brave & awesome kids. With @GamersOutreach we are gifting 20 children’s hospitals one of a kind “ROCK XBOX Series X” consoles for 50,000+ kids!!
-DJ ??? pic.twitter.com/snXVXJF3MZ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 9, 2020
This sees The Rock teaming up with Gamers Outreach, a charity that helps to make video games available and easy to manage in children’s hospitals. This effort will allow over 50,000 children to experience the Series X through an easy to maneuver Rock branded “Go-Kart” that allows a screen with an Xbox to be wheeled around easily from patient to patient.
The Xbox Series X is launching today as orders are being shipped and delivered across the country. Xbox is holding a live-stream today to celebrate the launch of the console and inviting everyone to be a part of the community.