Inquisitive Xbox fans around the world are too busy with their tattletales about the next Xbox, with just days left for its official launch. While there have been plenty of talks about its looks, speed, functionality, features, etc., many are eager to know its name. Based on latest info, some analysts are expecting Microsoft to call it the “Xbox Infinity.”
The new name has been picked up from a logo bearing the symbol of infinity – an “8” lying on its side. For a quite a while, the industry has been referring to the new console as Xbox 720. Some have referred to it as Project Durango, the codename of the development package. Another source has revealed that Microsoft has registered many domains based on the name “Xbox Fusion.” Another rumored name is “NeXtBox.”
After Sony unveiled its PlayStation 4 in February, Microsoft revealed the arrival of the next console, but with hardly any hints on its advancements. The console is expected to feature new x86 architecture, with 8-core Jaguar processing chips. Among the interesting features, the device will provide PC-quality gaming, enable connection to cable boxes for live TV, and use Blu-ray optical media. Latest news from Ars Technica says that it can be played without an Internet connection.
It remains to be seen whether the new name – Infinity – will supplant the list of names that have been rumored for quite some time. The official release is just around the corner, scheduled for May 21st at Microsoft’s Redmond base. In fact, Microsoft invited the world’s media for the launch event, which is set to unveil a new generation of games. A June event in Los Angeles is expected to reveal much more of the new creations of Microsoft and Sony.