Hidden messages in pre-E3 "Feel True Power" Project Scorpio teaser clips may reveal the console's actual name and release date.
Microsoft has put up a number of short 15-second teaser clips for Project Scorpio to drive up excitement for the 4K-ready box. But eagle-eyed viewers noticed some interesting hidden messages on some of the clips that may or may not have significant meanings. One such message may have not only revealed the console's name, but also it's release date.
"X10S101-317" reads the most prominent hidden message shown in the Feel True Power - Goosebumps clip. The consensus is that X10S refers to Project Scorpio's retail name, or Xbox One 10S (maybe even Xbox 10S). This naming scheme coincides with Microsoft's recent Windows 10S operating system which powers its new Surface Laptop and other Windows 10-powered Chromebook competitors, and gates off non-Windows Store apps and programs for improved stability and efficiency. The other clue may indicate Xbox 10 S's release date.
"101-317" may translate to the date of 10/13/17, or October 13, 2017. This could be when Project Scorpio launches, despite Microsoft's assurances the system would release Holiday 2017. October would be a Fall release, not Holiday, but it's possible the company might've accelerated the release date.
Another one of the clips hosts a jab at Sony's new PS4 Pro with a simple "6>4", as in Project Scorpio's 6TFLOPs of compute power is stronger than Sony's PS4 Pro's 4.2 TFLOPs.
Microsoft is set to unveil Project Scorpio (or perhaps the Xbox 10S) at its E3 2017 showcase in just two days on Sunday, June 11 at 2PM PST / 5PM EST.
Check below for a huge content index on everything we know about Project Scorpio so far.
Project Scorpio confirmed specs
- SoC: Highly customized 360mm² AMD System-on-Chip built on 16nm FinFET
- GPU: Polaris-derived GPU with 40 Compute Units at 1172MHz, 6TFLOPs of Compute Performance
- CPU: Custom x86 "Jaguar Evolved" 8-core CPU at 2.73GHz, 4MB L2 cache
- Memory: 12GB GDDR5 memory with 326GB/s bandwidth (12x 6.8GHz modules on a 384-bit bus)
- Storage: 1TB 2.5-inch HDD
- Media: 4K UHD Blu-ray player
Project Scorpio coverage index
- Microsoft reveals why Ryzen isn't in Project Scorpio
- Project Scorpio's tuned power efficiency reduces heat
- Project Scorpio has Vega GPU architecture in its design
- Microsoft confirms Project Scorpio reveal for E3 2017
- Microsoft already planning beyond Project Scorpio
- Project Scorpio specs revealed in full
- Project Scorpio supports FreeSync, FreeSync 2, HDMI 2.1
- Project Scorpio devkit revealed
- Project Scorpio runs Forza 6 at native 4K60FPS Ultra at 88% GPU usage
- Project Scorpio has the power, now it needs games
- Project Scorpio only takes 1% perf hit with 4K assets
- Project Scorpio shouldn't cost $700, nor $399
- Can Project Scorpio's custom hard drive be swapped out?
- Project Scorpio has custom hard disk to load 4K textures
- DirectX 12 games will have advantage in Project Scorpio
- Project Scorpio could be a sleek compact powerhouse
- Project Scorpio devs have access to 8GB GDDR5 RAM
- Xbox Scorpio: the best display of AMD technology yet
- Project Scorpio will play all Xbox One games better
- Project Scorpio could challenge GTX 1070 and Fury X GPUs
- Project Scorpio rocks high-end vapor chamber cooler
- Project Scorpio hits 4K 60FPS in Forza 6
- Project Scorpio: 6 TFLOP Polaris GPU at 1173MHz, 2.73GHz Jaguar CPU, 12GB GDDR5 memory