Microsoft is returning to its reptilian codenames for its next-generation video game consoles.
Until now, we've heard whispers of the codename "Scarlett" to describe the forthcoming overhaul of the Xbox.
The first of these - "Anaconda" - is widely-tipped to be the successor of the current flagship, the Xbox One X. This next-generation console will have improved hardware, processors and graphics from AMD.
Microsoft is also fine-tuning its Windows Core OS, the report notes, so that the next Xbox One models will be compatible with everything that can run on current Xbox One consoles, including older titles. A new job listing for Sony Interactive Entertainment's Cloud Gaming Engineering and Infrastructure team suggest PS5 and the upcoming Xbox consoles are thinking along the same lines when it comes to digital game streaming. Scarlett is the codename for the next "Xbox family" of devices. Similar to how Amazon or iTunes Movies have turned digital movies into products you no longer "own"-instead you are provided access to them on a provisional basis, subject to license revocation at any time-a move away from physical media game releases could result in an even more restrictive future". It is also available on PlayStation 4 and PC.
While gamers have another year-and-a-bit to wait until Microsoft shows off its next-gen Xboxes, earlier rumours claim Redmond is planning a disc-less version of the Xbox One S for 2019.
These will be in addition to a machine running the new Xbox cloud gaming platform, Project xCloud.
To be clear, this doesn't mean the name of Microsoft's next Xbox console is officially Anaconda - though that would be pretty cool.