As reported by Kotaku, a newly-reported nearly 20-year-old Xbox secret shows off a credit screen that up to this point was almost completely unknown. It was revealed by a developer who wanted to remain anonymous but still wanted to show off the easter egg hidden in the Xbox Dashboard.
“I didn’t really expect it to be found, not unless the source code leaked or somebody reverse-engineered the Dashboard,” said the source to Kotaku. “Its trigger was the same as the ‘main’ Easter egg so I knew it was possible. I figured somebody would have to leak it for it to be known.”
“I decided to share now as it’s been 20 years, and I thought it would be cool if people knew this actually existed. I know many sites like to track these types of things and all the people on that list no longer work for Microsoft,” they said to Kotaku. “I also thought if I didn’t do it now it would never likely happen. It had been so long I couldn’t even remember the trigger! I had to connect the Xbox up and try out several things to be sure.”
As for how to do it, here's a step by step guide:
- Go into "Music" and insert a CD.
- Choose "Copy" twice and then "New Soundtrack."
- Delete the soundtrack title and write in (with no quotes) as "Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!", which is 26 "y's" in case you were wondering.
- When the disc is ripped, go to "Settings" and then "System Info."
- There should now be a credits screen listing the members of the "Xbox Dashboard Team."
Back in 2017, the creator of the Xbox Seamus Blackley tweeted that there was still an outstanding easter egg yet to be found on the original Xbox. Kotaku reached out to Seamus as well, and he confirmed that this easter egg was not the one he was referring to. In fact, even he was unaware of this one. So, there's still at least one outstanding easter egg waiting to be found.
What do you think of this news? Do you think the Xbox is still hiding more secrets? Why do you think it went undiscovered this long? Let us know in the comments!