The secret would not have been discovered if it was not explained by one of the developers of the console.
It was November 15, 2001 when Xbox debuted in North America, and gamers first entered the world of Microsoft consoles. The original Xbox brought many great experiences with it, starting with that Halo: Combat Evolved that changed the world of console shooters. But he also hid many secrets in the form of easter eggs from your interface, some of which have known each other for years, and others … Others have endured in secret for over 20 years, and more that would happen if they are not revealed by a console engineer.
Tired of nobody finding his work, a developer of the first Xbox, who has preferred to remain anonymous, has contacted to Kotaku to tell them about an easter egg hidden until now, for almost two full decades. A secret so well hidden that “I didn’t expect anyone to find it, unless the source code was leaked [de la consola] or someone will reverse engineer their interface, “says this developer.
The easter-egg itself, as you can see in the video that heads the news, replaces the settings tab of the console with a screen with the names of the developers of its interface. Its activation is similar to that of another known easter egg of the interface, which involves copy a CD to the console with a specific name. In this case, a user would have to copy an audio CD with the name “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!“, occupying the maximum number of characters possible, and wait for the reader to finish his work.
After that the easter egg would be activated, and the settings tab would show the names of these developers. Some steps so concrete and specific that, honestly, make it understandable that the secret has been kept for 20 years. On November 15, the twentieth anniversary of this Microsoft brand that has changed so much over time will be celebrated, and Xbox promises 6 months of surprises to its players for this event. For our part, and in case you have nostalgia, in this article we review the evolution of Xbox interfaces so far.
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