Next Xbox might be called "X8" or Xbox Infinity (Proof!)

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#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4209 posts) -

I got proof! And a link before the image goes away. Full Truth, I saw this on a TheVerge forum post, but the post got taken down by him or a moderator.

Anyway, the Verge OP originally suggested that they can do: X8ox, or like I said Xbox Infinity. The latter is certainly too long to write out, so "X∞" (Alt 236) could work. Eh? Ehh?. ~ Alright.

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (11948 posts) -

Xeightox

#3 Edited by AndrewB (7621 posts) -

Pronounced "Zate"

Or I just think of the X86 processor architecture...

If you experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours while on Xeightox...

#4 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4209 posts) -

Oh, shit! If PS4 is getting announced so soon, and Xbox.com got updated like this, then that means X∞ would get announced Real soon! :D

#5 Posted by Jams (2961 posts) -

@Blu3V3nom07 said:

I got proof! And a link before the image goes away. Full Truth, I saw this on a TheVerge forum post, but the post got taken down by him or a moderator.

Anyway, the Verge OP originally suggested that they can do: X8ox, or like I said Xbox Infinity. The latter is certainly to long to write out, so "X∞" (Alt 236) could work. Eh? Ehh?. ~ Alright.

That actually could be right. It also kind of ties in with Windows 8

#6 Posted by probablytuna (3667 posts) -

It's got a nice ring to it. I like it.

#7 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1181 posts) -

Xaters gonna xate.

#8 Posted by AndrewB (7621 posts) -

"... Or how to play Xbox games on Windows 8..."

Doesn't that just make X8 some kind of Xbox/WIndows 8 integration?

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (11948 posts) -

So, wait, where do Microsoft go after Infinity?

#10 Posted by Benny (1953 posts) -

Oh yeah?! Well, I'm releasing the Playstation Infinity Plus One, so there!!!

#11 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

Xbox to Xbox 360 to Xbox 8. Makes sense. I mean, the 8 is like two circles, and a circle is 360 degrees, so that's like two 360s.

#12 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

"... Or how to play Xbox games on Windows 8..."

Doesn't that just make X8 some kind of Xbox/WIndows 8 integration?

I think this might be closer to the truth, judging from the screenshot.

#13 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@probablytuna said:

It's got a nice ring to it. I like it.

Hopefully not a red one.

#14 Posted by TheHT (11290 posts) -

I'm el8ed that it's not XBOX Delta.

#15 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4352 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

So, wait, where do Microsoft go after Infinity?

Beyond.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (14839 posts) -

X8 makes more sense than I'd care to admit and god damn that sounds dumb.

#17 Posted by Akyho (1653 posts) -
#18 Edited by joshthebear (2700 posts) -
#19 Posted by Wacomole (819 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@BeachThunder said:

So, wait, where do Microsoft go after Infinity?

Beyond.

Oh, dude. If I had a hat...

#20 Posted by Dogma (961 posts) -

Xfinity!

#21 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

Xbox to Xbox 360 to Xbox 8. Makes sense. I mean, the 8 is like two circles, and a circle is 360 degrees, so that's like two 360s.

My god.

#22 Posted by Brodehouse (9951 posts) -
@BeachThunder

So, wait, where do Microsoft go after Infinity?

OH MAN Disney can totally call their first sequel Disney Infinity & Beyond
#23 Posted by Village_Guy (2579 posts) -

I personally hope for XBX. But Infinity has a nice ring to it, especially with the Reclaimer trilogy and the ship Infinity... Next Xbox runs on Forerunner technology?!

#24 Posted by doosmacleod (189 posts) -

@OfficeGamer said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

Xbox to Xbox 360 to Xbox 8. Makes sense. I mean, the 8 is like two circles, and a circle is 360 degrees, so that's like two 360s.

My god.

Or perhaps X8ox?

#25 Posted by AndrewB (7621 posts) -
#26 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

That's cheating so they're skiping from 3 to 8?! just so they can say 2 times the PS4 bullspit!

#27 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

X-Eight - I'm down with that moniker.

#28 Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

Not to just ruin everyone's fun, but you realize that the text on that page says "Xbox games on Windows 8" and that "X8" probably refers specifically to achievement-enabled games sold in the Win 8 app store, right?

Staff
#29 Posted by ShaggE (6456 posts) -

While it's almost certainly referring to Windows 8, I actually like X8 as a name. It's dumb, but no dumber than most console names.

#30 Posted by pyrodactyl (2043 posts) -

@OfficeGamer said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

Xbox to Xbox 360 to Xbox 8. Makes sense. I mean, the 8 is like two circles, and a circle is 360 degrees, so that's like two 360s.

My god.

yep, my god indeed

#31 Posted by Metzo_Paino (318 posts) -

What about the rumoured Xbox tablet, 8 being for the screen size & windows 8?

#32 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

X8? Zate?

....Zune?

#33 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4209 posts) -

@Jeff: Thanks, Jeff. Yea.. Didn't see that there.. Still, I suppose one can dream..

#34 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
@Jeff

Not to just ruin everyone's fun, but you realize that the text on that page says "Xbox games on Windows 8" and that "X8" probably refers specifically to achievement-enabled games sold in the Win 8 app store, right?

I really hope people noticed that.

And man, I hope they could be able to come up with something better than X8. Really terrible name.
#36 Edited by HandyMan (1 posts) -

Thanks Blu3V3nom07 for picking up on this. Apologies for the self-promotion but I posted the original article on my blog.

There is also an additional screen on the Xbox Music page which doesn't reference using Windows 8

Follow the link to the Xbox website here.

It certainly shouldn't be taken as concrete proof but it is interesting! :)

#37 Posted by Wacomole (819 posts) -

@Jeff said:

Not to just ruin everyone's fun, but you realize that the text on that page says "Xbox games on Windows 8" and that "X8" probably refers specifically to achievement-enabled games sold in the Win 8 app store, right?

Not to mention they already have hardware called the X8

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mice/microsoft-sidewinder-x8-mouse-review-49303051/

#38 Posted by AndrewB (7621 posts) -

I hate you people. I said that on the first page.

#39 Posted by ajamafalous (11999 posts) -

Makes sense, what with Windows 8 and all. Wouldn't surprise me.

#40 Edited by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

This same rumor was going around a few months or maybe a year ago. People were saying they were going to call it infinity or possibly loop and use the 8 symbol to try and outshine the 4 in PS4 to joe dumbass. If they didn't get it from that old rumor and it popped up again in a different place, that might say a lot.

The two circles (360s) making the infinity symbol makes a lot of sense.

#41 Posted by Pr1mus (3914 posts) -

@joshthebear said:

"Play... stay in one place is more like it. Play burning your fu..*beep* spinning your wheels"

#43 Posted by Pr1mus (3914 posts) -

Xbox 8 would be so fucking stupid too, because there's going to be a Windows 9 in like 2 years max?

#44 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4209 posts) -

@Pr1mus: "X Alt 2 3 6!" :D

But yea, all that Windows Blue rumor stuff goes with that too. (Windows updates every single year) W10 will come soon enough too, if so.

#45 Posted by isomeri (1278 posts) -

I had a suspicion that they were going to try and pull off implementing an 8 in the naming scheme.

#46 Posted by Wacomole (819 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@AndrewB said:

I hate you people. I said that on the first page.

But did you follow it up with this;

It was a hunch but I just knew that Scrabble was involved somehow.

Mind: Blown.

But also...

#47 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

X8 is a dumb enough name to rival WiiU, I will allow it.

#48 Edited by Bollard (5555 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

So, wait, where do Microsoft go after Infinity?

Beyond.

Edit: FUCK

#49 Posted by Jimbo (9814 posts) -

Didn't we already agree on X8OX?

#50 Posted by TheHBK (5486 posts) -

Xbox Beyond then for the next one?

Then Xbox Absolute

Xbox Zero to bring it back around

Xbox Termination

Or go the Nintendo Routh

Super Xbox

XBOx64 - eh check that one out? Since it will have an x64 processor in it?

Xblox

Xbox HyperCube

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