Introducing

XBOX: BEYOND GENERATIONS

Connecting the young and old
through the power of gaming.

FORGING NEW CONNECTIONS

In the UK alone, more than 200,000 elderly people go a week without speaking to another person. Xbox: Beyond Generations is an initiative designed to help both the young and old connect through gaming.


REAL FAMILIES
REAL STORIES

We documented two families over a four week period. See how playing Xbox together helped them reconnect with each other.

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REBOX YOUR OLD XBOX

Got a spare Xbox that you no longer use? Offer an elderly relative the gift of gaming and a chance to reconnect. *Here's how to get it ready for delivery.

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STEP 1:
Reset to factory settings

Go to settings, scroll down to the system tab, select console info, navigate to the reset console button, then select it.

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STEP 2:
Download the ReBoxing kit

It has everything you need to package up your old Xbox One, just like new for its next owner.

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STEP 3:
Pack up the console

Include any spare games you have in the box. Use old packaging for padding to protect the contents, and once sealed, send it off to a friend or family member.

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REBOXING KIT

Our downloadable kit has everything you need to help you ReBox your old Xbox, making it clear and simple for your elderly relative to set up.

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"At 83, I never imagined an Xbox changing my life so much" - Mary

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BRINGING GENERATIONS TOGETHER

As part of our Xbox: Beyond Generations commitment, we’ve partnered with Age UK to shed light on some of the incredible ways they are working to help support older people who need it most, especially those with no one else to turn to. If you are able to, there are multiple ways you can support their efforts, through becoming an Age UK Digital Buddy, or even offering a donation to support their impactful work.