Microsoft Teasing Next-Gen Xbox Reveal for E3

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Microsoft's E3 2019 presentation is set to take place later today at 1pm PT, and it's expected to be the biggest press conference of the entire show. With Sony skipping E3 2019, most all of the major third party games are expected to be showcased on Microsoft's stage, plus the company will have plenty of first-party games to show off as well. And now it seems like fans can even expect to see a next-generation Xbox reveal, as Microsoft has been cleverly teasing as much on Twitter.

Eagle-eyed Twitter user Cr8Beyond discovered that in E3 2019 hype videos released by the official Xbox Twitter account, the RGB code for "Scarlet" can be seen in the background. The codes hidden in the videos include R 255, G 36, and B 0, which combine to make the Scarlet code RGB (255,36,0).

What's significant about this is that the next-generation Xbox is codenamed Scarlet. More accurately, sources have said that the Scarlet name actually refers to Microsoft's family of next-generation consoles, which will apparently consist of two separate systems. Reports indicate that one will be a cheap streaming-only console with the codename Xbox Lockhart, whereas the other will offer an all-around home console experience, codenamed Xbox Anaconda.

It would be strange for Microsoft to actively tease the next-generation Xbox on Twitter and not have anything to show of it at its E3 2019 press conference. Considering this, it seems like a safe bet that Xbox fans can look forward to next-generation Xbox details come Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference at 1pm PT, but exactly how much of the next-gen console we'll see remains to be seen.

It's possible that the next-gen Xbox will just have its specs announced, similarly to how Microsoft first revealed the Xbox One X (at the time known as Project Scorpio). We might even get an official name for the next-gen Xbox. However, that may be a little too optimistic, and fans should keep their expectations in check.

Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference begins today at 1pm PT.

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