​Microsoft Hides Rumoured Codename For New Xbox In Tweets

It looks like Microsoft has been teasing its new family of consoles in the promo tweets for tonight's conference. The console was rumoured to be codenamed Scarlett (with two 'T's) as far back as June last year, and Microsoft looks to have confirmed that by including the RGB values in the videos it was tweeting.

You can see in the left side of the video, hidden among the trees, a different code in each video: R255, G36, B0. If you know your RGB colour values, that gives you the scarlet shade of red.

Well played, Microsoft.

Scarlett (with two 'T's) is reportedly the codename for the next generation of Xbox consoles. According to Thurott, posting back in June 2018, the new Scarlett consoles would be released in 2020. Thurott didn't have any more details about the machines then and while there are rumours going around about 120fps and 8K graphics, we're not going to put our money on anything until after the conference.

Neowin reports that there are two consoles in the Scarlett family, Anaconda and Lockhart, one is the more powerful standard console and the other is less powerful version.

Those teases certainly suggest we'll be getting our first look at the new console at tonight's press conference, though much Microsoft will reveal about the inner workings of the hardware is unclear.

This year's E3 is open for Microsoft to clean up as its main competitor, Sony, has chosen to sit this year's conference out. If Microsoft does show off a new console, it will likely be the only new console at the show - there have been rumours of new Nintendo Switch hardware but that's not confirmed.

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Julian Benson

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