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Ahead of Project Scorpio announcement, Microsoft files trademark for gaming-related 'S' logo

Microsoft revealed key details about Project Scorpio in April, and confirmed that it will formally unveil the new console at the E3 gaming expo, which takes place next week. The monstrous machine, described by Microsoft as the "most powerful console ever", is still only known by its Scorpio codename, and it's not clear if the company intends to carry that moniker into production.

A trademark filing spotted by a NeoGAF user raises more questions than it answers about how Microsoft intends to brand its new console.

The filing was registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office in the name of Microsoft Corporation, and applies to the 'S' logo shown above. The documentation - which can be viewed online - says that the logo is related to "computer game software for use with personal computers and video game consoles" and "video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor; video game interactive remote control units".

However, it's still unclear if the logo will be used for the new console, or perhaps for a new game, app or service associated with it.

Will the new console be branded Xbox Scorpio? Or could it simply be the 'Xbox S'? Or might that be too easily confused with the existing Xbox One S? And what do you think of the mysterious new logo itself? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Source: EUIPO via NeoGAF / The Verge

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