Microsoft is no stranger to dropping a cheeky message or hint at a big console announcement, and it seems like there’s another one for E3 2019. Ahead of an impending reveal, Microsoft appears to be teasing the reveal of a next-gen Xbox.
Within its daily countdown videos for the Xbox 2019 press conference are RGB color codes for the specific color scarlet–and if you’re not aware, rumors point to the codename “Scarlet(t)” for one of the next-gen Xbox consoles. There are rumors of other Xbox consoles under the codenames “Anaconda” and “Lockhart” as well.
In the “3 Days To E3” video, the background had the text “R 255,” and the next day had “G 36,” and today showed “B 0”–this turns out to be 255, 36, 0. You can see screen caps of this in the tweet below.
Im on to you Phil. pic.twitter.com/6MbWAftIDM
— C.B.K (@Cr8Beyond) June 8, 2019
In the past, there were hidden messages in pre-E3 videos that teased Project Scorpio, which turned out to be the Xbox One X. And in the lead up to Microsoft’s press conference this year, we expected news of new console hardware at the show given that head of Xbox Phil Spencer made mention of it last year.
If Microsoft is indeed announcing a next-gen Xbox at E3, it will be doing so during its press conference on Sunday, June 9. It begins at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (6 AM AET on June 10). You can watch the event live here on GameSpot or follow our Xbox liveblog.
For all things E3 2019, check out all our coverage of the latest announcements and news; catch up on all the Xbox One games we’ll see at the show, the details on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay, and everything that happened at EA Play.