Microsoft have secured the rights to a series of key domain names, including two relating to a rather exciting (on some level) “Xbox 8″ branding.
Now, naturally this doesn’t automatically mean that the next Xbox console will be called Xbox 8 – it might, but it’s likely just a case of the platform holder protecting their valuable IP.
Other domain names involved in the dispute, which were owned by a resident of China, include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com and XboxCompanion.com.
Rumours in the recent past have included names for Microsoft’s next console as Infinity and Loop. Turning an ‘8’ sideways looks like two boiled eggs, so it’s clearly going to be called the Eggsbox.