21 May 2021 4:02 PM +00:00

Original Xbox Easter Egg Discovered Two Decades Later

A week after Xbox added an ode to the original Xbox console, in the form of a dynamic background of the old dashboard, a new Easter Egg has been revealed.

The Easter Egg was revealed by Kotaku, two decades after Microsoft's console first launched.

So what is it all about?

Original Xbox Easter Egg Discovered Two Decades Later

This small, hidden secret is a static credits screen dedicated to Xbox staff members - members who worked on the console's green interface.

An anonymous Xbox developer contacted Kotaku. The developer worked on the original Xbox case. Clearly enough time had passed that would avoid any issues (and clearly no one was going to find it).

It's no surprise either, because it's not the most obvious Easter Egg; hench why it took 20 years to discover.

The process involves ripping an audio CD and then giving its album a specific title: "Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy".

After the CD is ripped, the Settings > System Info will change to display the names of four staff who worked on the console's dashboard:

  • Victor Blanco
  • Sakphong Chanbai
  • Bradford Christian
  • Jim Helm
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It's a similar process to a previously-known Easter egg that asks you to name a ripped CD album "Eggsβox". That technique unlocks a full credits roll for the console.

One more Xbox Easter Egg still remains according to creator Seamus Blackley.

Apparently it has something to do with the console's boot animation. We hope it will be discovered much quicker this time!