Kotaku revealed an Easter Egg that has been hidden on the original Xbox for nearly twenty years, after a developer who worked on the console sent in a tip. The Easter Egg, which has apparently been kept under wraps until now, can show you the names of the team from the Xbox Dashboard after completing a set of Byzantine steps (as is the case with the course in regarding some secrets of video games).
Kotaku was able to find someone with a working Xbox who could actually perform these steps, which you can see in the post video below. If you own one of the consoles, you can try it out for yourself by ripping a CD as your soundtrack and calling it “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! ”(Using 26“ y ”to reach the maximum number of characters allowed). When the ripping is complete, going to the Xbox Settings> System Information screen will instead display the names of the people who have worked on the dashboard.
The Easter Egg is similar to one that exists on Microsoft’s original console, where naming a soundtrack snippet “>” will immediately play credits thanking development partners and console gamers.
Developers who hide their names in games and consoles are nothing new. In fact, it’s widely believed that the first Easter egg video game was created by a developer trying to get his name into his game. Throughout history, developer Warren Robinett has hidden his name in the 1980 game. Adventure after Atari refused to give him credit.
Modern consoles also love to incorporate various nods and nods to gaming culture – the PS5 has PlayStation’s iconic circle, triangle, square and cross symbols molded into some of its plastic, and This Fisher-Price gamepad for literal babies incorporates the famous Konami code. .
While gamers are always on the lookout for hidden secrets, it seems there is still at least one lurking somewhere in the Xbox. As Kotaku underlines, Seamus Blackley, the creator and designer of the Xbox tweeted in 2017 that there was still a hidden secret that no one had found. But the one that was revealed on Friday was not what he was referring to, he said. Kotaku:
Fortunately, Blackley was kind enough to answer a few questions about all of this. He confirmed that yes, the Xbox Easter Egg he has in mind actually revolves around the Xbox boot animation, and is not the “Timmy” secret we are revealing today. – of which he was in fact unaware.
It looks like the egg hunt may continue for fans of the old console.