Earlier this month source code leaked of several older Nintendo consoles and now Microsoft is the victim of a similar data leak. The Verge confirmed source code of the original Xbox console and the old Windows NT 3.5 has hit the web. The article speculates the leak is unlikely to help further homebrew and emulator efforts for original Xbox games as the kernel and source code has been passed around privately among enthusiasts before. Overall, the impact of this leak is very limited as the code is very old.
Microsoft’s original Xbox console source code has leaked online, alongside code for a version of Windows NT 3.5. The Xbox source code includes the kernel for the operating system on the original console, a custom version of Windows 2000. We can confirm the leaked Xbox OS is genuine, and appeared online earlier this month. “We’re aware of these reports and are investigating,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge.