A representative from Microsoft has told Business Insider that the name of the next Xbox system is actually just “Xbox” and not “Xbox Series X”, as was commonly thought when Phil Spencer debuted the console last week at The Game Awards.
“The name we take for the next generation is simply Xbox,” a Microsoft representative told Business Insider. “At The Game Awards, you saw the Xbox Series X bring that name to life.”
Looking back at the presentation of the Spencer’s Game Awards and related official blog post, the way he referred to the upcoming system could have added to the confusion.
“Next vacation,” Spencer said at the award ceremony, “Xbox Series X will take us into the future of console gaming …” He also said, “Developers around the world are already working hard to create games for the Xbox series X to develop. “
However, the system logo with the words “Series X” in a smaller font than the Xbox name seems to better signal the actual name of the console.
Nevertheless, the “Series X” designation leaves Microsoft room to bring out different versions of the system.
“Similar to fans in previous generations,” the spokesman told Business Insider, “the name” Xbox Series X “has room for additional consoles in the future.”
A smaller, cheaper version of the new system without a floppy disk drive has been rumored since last year, but no official announcements have been made.
Microsoft has not yet announced a price for the next Xbox (Series X) – on vacation 2020.
(Source: Business Insider)