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.