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Xbox One Advert 'Glitch' Was Actually A Massive, Intricate Treasure Hunt

18/02/2014 14:59 GMT | Updated 18/02/2014 14:59 GMT

Back in January the Xbox One advert featuring Steven Gerrard, Zachary Quinto et al "inviting" you to spend £400 on a new console appeared on TV with one slight difference - an apparently nondescript 'glitch' at the end.

A glitch that contained a code, of sorts. And - as it turns out - led careful users, Xbox fans and those prodded to join in online on a massive treasure hunt which spilled across various corners of the internet.

Now the (quite lucrative) prize has been won, and Xbox makers Microsoft have come clean about the puzzle, via a neatly edited and watchable advert. (Everything is adverts now, in case you didn't know. This is the internet.)