Project Scorpio's OLED Screen Might Have More Features

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 17, 2017 02:49 AM EDT
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When the first official photos of the Project Scorpio dev kit was released last month, the OLED status screen up front captured the interest of many gamers.
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When the first official photos of the Project Scorpio dev kit was released last month, the OLED status screen up front captured the interest of many gamers. According to official reports, the display was intended to show the current framerate as well as other data about the game. Surprisingly, the little OLED display secretly features more functions, which are interesting in their own way.

Microsoft fans have continuously expressed their desire to have the manufacturer keep the OLED screen intact on the final consumer version of the Project Scorpio console. Window's Central's Jez Corden has revealed an interesting function of the console's small status screen. Game Rant reports that he posted a video on Twitter that shows one of the hidden functions of the console's OLED display. Users are treated to an animated dolphin show, which has the creatures swimming around. They also have a feature to add or remove a dolphin any given time.

Gamers have speculated that the Project Scorpio dev kit's OLED screen was just limited to performance information for developers. The posted video on Twitter appears to have added more reasons for gamers to want that display on the final production model. The dolphin demo seems to be a strategic move by Microsoft to show off the new flagship console's processing power and other capabilities. After all, the company has claimed that their new device should be able to handle 4K output without a problem.

Several gamers have already shared some of their suggestions regarding the Project Scorpio's front-facing OLED screen. Examples include a developer program that allows the user to view certain quests or even an inventory guide displayed during gameplay. The potential for more gimmicks is certainly possible as long as the display makes it on the consumer model.

Fans don't have long to wait to confirm if the final production model of the Project Scorpio console retains the OLED status screen. The company is expected to officially reveal their new flagship console during their scheduled E3 2017 press conference, says Gamenguide. Microsoft plans to support their new gaming system with a lot of first-party games in the next few years.

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