Microsoft hints at next-generation Xbox ‘Scarlet’ in E3 teasers

Microsoft is less than 24 hours away from presenting its next-generation Xbox plans at E3, and the company has been hiding secret messages in its own teasers. Twitter users noted that each of the daily videos of the Microsoft E3 countdown has a hidden secret code on the left side of the video. The first, a couple of days ago, has R 255 followed by G 36 in the second, and B 0 in the last one today. Together they form the RGB code (255,36,0), the RGB color code for Scarlet.

Rumors have suggested that Microsoft is creating two new consoles with a code name "Scarlett" general, with a high-end console codenamed Anaconda and a code name of Xbox One S called Lockhart. It seems that Microsoft is ready to talk about his plans for Scarlett, as the company is freely mocking him in his E3 videos. Microsoft even confirmed the claim by providing a free month of Xbox Game Pass to the Twitter user who discovered the Easter egg.

Microsoft performed a similar trick for its Scorpio Project, revealed two years ago, where the company details what became the hardware of Xbox One X. Microsoft hid secret messages in its E3 teasers, referring to the 6 teraflops of power on the 4 teraflops of Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro. Microsoft will detail its plans for its next-generation Xbox hardware tomorrow, and will likely adopt a similar approach to the presentation of the first Sony PlayStation 5 specifications.

Next to the presentation of Scarlett, Microsoft will also show Gears 5 and Bleeding Edge the new Ninja Theory title. Microsoft also hopes to touch some of its plans for PC games. The software maker introduced a new "desktop experience" of Xbox for Windows 10, and a new Xbox application should debut in the beta soon. Stay tuned for all Xbox E3 news tomorrow, as The Verge will cover all live ads.

Update, June 8, 8:30 pm : Microsoft has confirmed the Scarlet teaser. [19659007]

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