Creator of the Xbox Infinity image comes clean, says it's fake

Not that long ago, an image that popped up on Reddit that quickly made its way around the web showed what was reported to be the branding of the next Xbox, Xbox Infinity. The image made it to nearly every news site on the net but now the creator of that image has come clean and said that it is fake.

The image was originally posted on Reddit by a user named C-Ron who said he saved everyone a month and showed off the image of what was supposedly the branding of the next Xbox. While some news sources cited this information as fact and others hedged and said that it was unconfirmed, the rest is history as Xbox Infinity is now a household name among those eagerly waiting Microsoft's next generation console.

But, user C-Ron said it was a fake, he created the image in Photoshop and posted it to Reddit and was amazed at how quickly the image spread around the Internet. After the image made its course, he announced, on Reddit, that the image was an elaborate hoax and to not get your hopes up about the branding.

So there you have it, Xbox Infinity is not real, it did not come from an insider and for now, it's best to wait a few more weeks until Microsoft makes the official announcement

Source: Reddit

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"The image made it to nearly every news site on the net"
"While some news sources cited this information as fact"

Sad really.

Seriously the only thing I'm excited to hear about the next XBOX is the name. Everything else seems spoiled or obvious already.

720 = lame
Infinity = is just dumb, what's the next one XBOX Infinity +1?
Just go with XBOX

AmazingRando said,
Seriously the only thing I'm excited to hear about the next XBOX is the name. Everything else seems spoiled or obvious already.

720 = lame
Infinity = is just dumb, what's the next one XBOX Infinity +1?
Just go with XBOX

and do what Apple did with the naming of the iPad?

They are sort of stuck. They called the 360 the 360 so they werent putting the XBOX 2 against the PS3. Now they have the XBOX 3 going againts the PS4.

I know a lot of people refer to the XBOX 360 as just "xbox" or "360", more so as just "Xbox" now since the first one is all but forgotten. However at the beginning of the new life cycle there will be tons of reasons to change the naming convention so people know which one you're talking about. Apple mucked this up a bit with the "iPad", but its life cycle is much faster than the gaming consoles. I think they could get away with going back to just Xbox this round and still be ok.

Bertch said,
I knew it wasn't real, but I still wish it was. Great name, great logo and great catch phrase.

Yep, I like the infinity name. I don't know what else they would choose per-say. Just Xbox is too bland, because they chose that as a name for entertainment across all their platforms.

Did people actually think it was real? Wow... I remember seeing it on Reddit, but thought he was just letting people know the Xbox Infinity name, not the actual logo

Unless the hoax is actually that it's fake, and several weeks from now Microsoft announces an Xbox Infinity. Hoaxception.

It was so obvious it was fake. It can barely pass off as a concept image. While the actual image totally blows I still like the Xbox Infinity branding. I wouldn't mind it being called that.

"Comes Clean" ?

"elaborate hoax" ?

As far as I know he never represented it as real, just a concept image. For some reason a bunch of news sites took a pretty simple image (5 minutes in Photoshop) and treated it as some sort of legitimate leak.

This article sounds like it's trying to really spin this as something it isn't.

He said " I saved you guys a month of waiting, thank me or whatever" which would imply that this is leaked or inside information.

bdsams said,
He said " I saved you guys a month of waiting, thank me or whatever" which would imply that this is leaked or inside information.

No it wouldn't, it was a joke that he made what it would look like. I always knew it wasn't a real logo.

Why you shouldnt take anything as fact until you hear from the source...especially sites dedicated to reporting on this kind of thing.

And then people start believing in those *rumors* to a degree that, if the *rumors* isn't true, people blame the company/ organization related to the *rumors*, instead of the one who spread those *rumors*.

Just look at those rumors around Windows Phone in last few years, I almost thought that someone (read: competitors) spread those (obviously) false rumors, let it fail to become true and watching people blaming Microsoft.

I believe that Steve Jobs do know the impact of false rumors, so Apple didn't respond (and perhaps stopped?) rumors and strictly disallow employees to talk about internal projects.

We all knew the image was a fake (NeoGAF) some time ago, but the term Infinity has been roaming the net for quite a while longer than this image has been circulating.
I wouldn't be surprised if it truly was the name for the new Xbox.
It could always be xXx Box...

Thief000 said,
We all knew the image was a fake (NeoGAF) some time ago, but the term Infinity has been roaming the net for quite a while longer than this image has been circulating.
I wouldn't be surprised if it truly was the name for the new Xbox.
It could always be xXx Box...

Yeah I didn't like that about the article, everyone knew it was a concept when he posted, he didn't "come clean".