Microsoft’s Xbox game console, released on November 14, 2001, was not created by a single individual, but rather by an internal development team. At the 1998 inception of Microsoft’s first console team, Kevin Bachus, Otto Berkes, Ted Hase, and Seamus Blackley were its members.
The Xbox was previously referred to as the DirectX Box, and earliest plans envisioned it running on Windows 2000 to facilitate the development of games for the system by PC game developers. The Xbox console was initially announced publicly at the Game Developers Conference on March 10, 2000. Within three weeks after its release, over one million Xbox systems were sold.