Microsoft is less than 24 hours away from unveiling its next-generation Xbox plans at E3, and the company has been hiding secret messages in its own teasers. Twitter users have noticed that each of Microsoft’s daily E3 countdown videos has a secret code hidden in the left-hand side of the video. The first, from a couple of days ago, has R 255, followed by G 36 in the second, and B 0 in the latest today. Together that forms the code RGB (255,36,0), the RGB color code for Scarlet.
Rumors have suggested that Microsoft is creating two new consoles under a general “Scarlett” codename, with a high-end console codenamed Anaconda and an Xbox One S equivalent codenamed Lockhart. It appears Microsoft is ready to talk about its Scarlett plans, as the company is teasing it freely in its E3 videos.
Microsoft pulled a similar stunt for its Project Scorpio unveil two years ago, where the company detailed what became the Xbox One X hardware. Microsoft hid secret messages in its E3 teasers, referring to the 6 teraflops of power over Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro’s 4 teraflops. Microsoft will be detailing its plans for its next-generation Xbox hardware tomorrow, and it will likely take a similar approach to Sony’s light unveiling of the first PlayStation 5 specs.
Alongside the Scarlett unveiling, Microsoft will also show off Gears 5 and Bleeding Edge, Ninja Theory’s new title. Microsoft is also expecting to touch on some of its plans for gaming on PC. The software maker has teased a new Xbox “desktop experience” for Windows 10, and a new Xbox app should debut in beta very shortly. Stay tuned for all the Xbox E3 news tomorrow, as The Verge will be covering every announcement live.