Using the slogan “Feel True Power,” Microsoft is teasing its E3 reveal of the next generation “Project Scorpio” Xbox in a set of videos. A Twitter user has gone through the videos frame by frame—because truly, there’s no way you’ll ever notice these things at full speed—and discovered that the videos do a bit more than merely whet our appetites for the hugely powerful new Xbox that will be out later this year.
First, a little Sony-trolling seems to be going on. A funfair scene shows the text “6 > 4” on a tent. This is presumably a reference to the compute power of Scorpio: its 6 teraflops of claimed GPU-based number crunching power is indeed greater than the 4 teraflops found in Sony hardware. Fifty percent greater, in fact.
Second, and even more obscure, is a string of text in an enormous crowd scene, reading “X10S101-317.” “X10S” might be a reference to the Scorpio itself; earlier this week, a NeoGAF user found a European trademark application for a stylized S registered in the field of video game consoles and computer game software. Don’t be shocked if “S” is very likely to be part of the Scorpio branding in some way.