There was no single creator behind the Xbox video game console that Microsoft unveiled on November 14, 2001; instead, a team of internal developers created it. At its founding in 1998, Microsoft’s initial console team included Kevin Bachus, Otto Berkes, Ted Hase, and Seamus Blackley.
The Xbox was first known as the DirectX Box, and early designs called for it to operate on Windows 2000 to make it simpler for PC game developers to create content for the device. On March 10, 2000, the Xbox console made its first public announcement at the Game Developers Conference. More than one million Xboxes were sold in the first three weeks after its launch.