Another source is claiming Xbox Infinity is the name of the next Xbox

We have heard the Xbox Infinity name a few times in the past but now a new source is claiming that their insiders are saying that Xbox Infinity is the name of the next Xbox console. While we are not able to confirm the naming scheme, we will not have to wait much longer to find out if this is true as the device will be revealed on May 21st.

Previous rumors had stated that Microsoft may simply go with Xbox as the name for the upcoming console but this new source seems strangely confident that Infinity is the name of choice for the platform. The Infinity name could be tied to Windows 8 branding because if you turn an 8 sideways, it becomes the infinity symbol. The reasonMicrosoft would likely not want to brand the console with an 8 as Windows 9 and possibly Windows 10 (if the rapid release cycle holds true) could debut during the lifecycle of this Xbox, thus making Xbox 8 an out of date product.

Microsoft's next generation console has had a plethora of leaks including that it will have an HDMI-In capability for pairing with your cable box and to reiterate, it will not require an always-on connection to play your games, according to the latest leaked information.

With May 21st just a few weeks away, we will finally be able to put all of this rumored information behind us and move forward with hard facts from Microsoft.

Source: IBtimes (warning, source link has a few auto-playing videos that may drive you nuts)

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And next version of "Infinity" will be just upgraded hardware (better CPU/APU or whole SoC). If they will stay with x86 architecture this will resolve future "backward compatibility" problems and use more of PC games features (for example old game can get patch and use better graphic on newer hardware). This will allow them to release new versions of xbox more frequent and stay up to date with PC game graphic level.

I don't really like the name, but when the Xbox 360 name was revealed, I thought it was stupid. At the time, it was rumored to be called Xbox Next. But now, just saying 'get on 360' is just common place. So maybe in a years time, 'get on infinity' will be the same.

greensabath said,
I don't really like the name, but when the Xbox 360 name was revealed, I thought it was stupid. At the time, it was rumored to be called Xbox Next. But now, just saying 'get on 360' is just common place. So maybe in a years time, 'get on infinity' will be the same.

Yeah, I thought 360 was stupid at the time too. LOL

But they played that up heavily with the UI and such, so it made sense in the end and now I don't mind it. lol

Jason Stillion said,
Xbox Infinity is a pretty cool name, but will the follow up console be called Xbox Infinite 2 (upper case two aka Squared)

I don't see why people make a big deal about naming conventions like this. Up until Sony entered the ring and showed their lack of creativity, consoles had different names each generation.

Sega Genesis
Sega Saturn
Sega Dreamcast
Nintendo
Super Nintendo
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Camecube
Nintendo Wii

Heck, Xbox did the same thing
Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox Infinity?

I personally much prefer this creative approach to console naming as opposed to Sony's *yawn*...

M_Lyons10 said,

I don't see why people make a big deal about naming conventions like this. Up until Sony entered the ring and showed their lack of creativity, consoles had different names each generation.

Sega Genesis
Sega Saturn
Sega Dreamcast
Nintendo
Super Nintendo
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Camecube
Nintendo Wii

Heck, Xbox did the same thing
Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox Infinity?

I personally much prefer this creative approach to console naming as opposed to Sony's *yawn*...

I hear the Camecube was a hit in the porn markets

M_Lyons10 said,

Heck, Xbox did the same thing
Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox Infinity?

Those aren't really different names, or creative. They're all named Xbox.

TRC said,

Those aren't really different names, or creative. They're all named Xbox.

And the others were all named Sega or Nintendo. Microsoft's entertainment brand is what they market, not "Microsoft". So it's still the same thing...

@Neofuse: LOL Whoops... I should learn to proof read.

Xbox was the name of their first console, not a brand. Xbox 360 is the name of the second, it's not just named 360.

That wouldn't work because Xbox is so much more than just a console. How would game magazines call games for this console? "Available on Xbox"? What Xbox? Xbox for Windows Phone? Or Xbox for Windows?

Xbox is a brand now and not a product name anymore.

"Infinity" and "Fusion" do make a lot of sense while I prefer Fusion. It's short and can mean a lot like the "fusion" of gaming and TV. The "fusion" of all Microsoft services and so on...

The Infinity name could be tied to Windows 8 branding because if you turn an 8 sideways, it becomes the infinity symbol.

Well, not REALLY, but its close.

episode said,

Well, not REALLY, but its close.


I think they'll simply call it the '360' and drop XBOX as a product name and keep XBOX as a service brand name instead.

3+6 is 9 and if you don't take away 0, you could almost be at 8 - if you decided to take away 1 instead of course and that makes sense because this is next +1up xbox console to be released. It's so logical I don't see how anyone hasn't seen it before.

Anyway, can't wait for the new xbox 360... *gets his coat*

sagum said,

3+6 is 9 and if you don't take away 0, you could almost be at 8 - if you decided to take away 1 instead of course and that makes sense because this is next +1up xbox console to be released. It's so logical I don't see how anyone hasn't seen it before.

Wait, so Kyle is behind this naming scheme?!?

On a serious note, I'm thinking they might just go with "Xbox".