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Rumour: Next Xbox To Be Called "Xbox 8", Or "Infinity"

In the Loop.

Despite this rumour first surfacing back in February, the same site has re-issued the rumour as part of another article, so they at least seem pretty confident.

It’s all a little bit lost in the noise, but it appears that ThisIsXbox are going on record to say that the next Xbox will be called “Xbox 8″, according to “an employee for a well known combined Publisher and Developer.”

The source says that the “8″ is due to fitting in with Windows 8 and – of course – it being the 8th generation of consoles.

Apparently a version of Battlefield was shown on development hardware behind closed doors at CES this year, and it’s on par with modern PCs.

The same stories also mention Loop and Infinity, both – they believe – to be linked to services within the new Xbox, with Infinity being a replacement name for Live. Loop is apparently something to do with backwards compatibility.

Of course, a sideways ’8′ looks close enough to an infinity symbol…

We’ll see soon enough.

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49 Comments
  1. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Ooooooh…I don’t care. If a minor graphical improvement is all they’re offering, I’ll stick with my PS3/360 combo. 1080p you say? Maybe. 60fps you say?! Maybe.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 14:37.
  2. HoboCastro
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Booooooo! Nextbox.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 14:38.
  3. Radiitz
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Xbox 8? I get the concept of “infinity” and all, but… Xbox 8?! Ugh… Not my thing.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 14:43.
  4. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Were there 5 Xboxes I missed while without internet for two days?? ;P

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 14:46.
    • Paranoimia
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Probably just an indicator of how many units people will need to get through before finding one that works… ;-)

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:37.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Huh? Did you miss 358 the first time too?

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 16:09.
  5. stage1
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Even though they gave reasoning for “Xbox 8″ it still sounds completely stupid.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 14:58.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Agreed. Either 540, 720 or something completely different would be miles better.

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 16:32.
    • Deathbrin
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      They said the same for “360″ and look where we are now

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 18:19.
  6. An-dz
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Thank god they didnt call it the 720 like so many people keep suggesting.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 14:59.
    • SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      I don’t really like the name Xbox 8 but it is so much better than 720.

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:22.
  7. uncharted86
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    If they end up calling it “Xbox 8″, then that’s false advertising IMO. Casual players would be thinking that there’s been 7 iterations before it, so the 8th one must surely be über awesome and never break…

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:18.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      It’s not false advertising at all, but I know what you mean. Those people are fickle so there isn’t much you can do for them anyway.
      Oh and it def is not false advertising in a legal sense. If it was, the 360 would have been subject to that law too.

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 19:11.
  8. SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    Hmm, not too sure about that.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:18.
  9. anyjungleinguy
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    “and it’s on par with modern PCs”.

    That’s a little general. I wonder what constitutes a “modern PC” for them.

    You could stick a GPU that’s a couple of generations old and still class it as a “modern PC”.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:19.
    • bmg_123
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      If we were being particular about this, it could mean any GPU post world-war one.

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:25.
      • bmg_123
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        Because ‘modern’ constitutes that meaning, whereas ‘contemporary’ is now.

        Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:26.
    • Deathbrin
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      There’s new GPUs that are shit, modern just means they’re made not that long ago; it doesn’t have to be a performance class GPU they make budget ones too remember

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 18:20.
  10. besidavi
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    This time around, ‘next gen’ is absolutely underwhelming me – anyone else? There’s just no wow factor. When these consoles finally release they’ll be promoting graphics specs that are already out of date on PC now. Big decisions.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 15:20.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Same every console.

      And we’ve not seen a single thing from next gen yet.

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 16:10.
    • Crocadillian
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Yep. -_-

      Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 18:27.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      confused nothing is out or been shown?

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 01:42.

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