Microsoft‘s first-gen Xbox was released almost about 20 years ago, still, there are many things about it that are being discovered today. Recently, a secret Xbox easter egg is revealed by one of its developers.
- A secret Xbox easter egg revealed by one of the developers
- Found during CD Burn on the Xbox’s hardware
- Discovered after 20 years of release
- Read on to know more about Xbox Easter egg
According to few sources, the Xbox Easter Egg is found during the CD Burn on your Xbox’s hardware. When a prompt asks the name of the album just type in Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! And You don’t need to count the number of Y you typed just simply fill out the entire field and then replace the last Y with an exclamation mark. One of the Developers said in an interview that he didn’t expect it to be found, until and unless the source code was leaked or somebody reverse-engineered the Dashboard. Once the CD is finished being copied, just proceed to Set and click System Info. Xbox will then reel out a screen showing a list of members of the Xbox Dashboard team.
From Google’s various gimmicks of the logo to Sony’s hidden symbols on the PS5 DualSense controller, tech companies are very well known for hiding fun Easter eggs for fans. But they all are spotted very quickly, and here’s one which has been revealed after 20 years. A developer who worked on the original Xbox, released in 2001, has now disclosed about a secret credit screen that was hiding in the console’s dashboard, and now it clearly seems that this one lifted the lid had completely passed the usually vigilant Xbox community by.
The unknown leaker tipped off Kotaku about the hidden screen, which reveals the names of four developers who worked on the Xbox dashboard. Interestingly it seems there’s still another Easter egg need to be found. In 2017, Seamus Blackley, who is the designer of the original Xbox tweeted on his official Twitter account that there’s still one that nobody has noticed. And then Blackley told Kotaku that it isn’t this Dashboard Team screen, in fact, Blackley didn’t even know anything about it. Developer Kotaku said that he decided to share it because he thought 20 years have passed and now it would be nice if people knew that it actually exists.
He further said he knows a lot of sites that would have liked to track that kind of thing, and there are a lot of people on the list who does work for Microsoft anymore.
Well, the most exciting thing about the Dashboard Team screen is that after twenty years of awaiting the developer was forced to disclose it by themselves. Now that’s what we call a hidden Easter egg.