Xbox Series X Is Actually Just Called “Xbox,” Says Microsoft

Xbox Series X Is Actually Just Called "Xbox," Says Microsoft

A lot of exciting things happened during this year’s presentation of The Game Awards. While some notable things did not happen despite my wishful thinking, arguably the biggest announcement was that of Microsoft’s reveal of its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X. Naturally this isn’t the end of the story because Microsoft takes great pleasure in naming its consoles weird names, so it comes to no surprise that the Xbox Series X isn’t actually the official name for the console.

The folks over at Microsoft recently spoke with the folks over at Business Insider about the new console, taking the opportunity to set things straight regarding the now misleading initial name provided for it. Apparently, instead of being the Xbox Series X as announced by Phil Freaking Spencer. It’s simply called Xbox. “The name we’re carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox,” the representative revealed. “And at The Game Awards you saw that name come to life through the Xbox Series X.”

Similar to what fans have seen with previous generations, the name ‘Xbox Series X’ allows room for additional consoles in the future.”

This suggests that the Series X is more of a model name for the new console, and as such we know that Microsoft is working on at least one other version of, er, the Xbox, moving into the next generation. This has of course been an ongoing rumor for quite some time, though the fact that the representative let something like that slip is interesting in itself. Still, at least we can start calling Microsoft’s next-gen console the Xbox, though that might actually confuse people given the name of Microsoft’s original console.

The Xbox Series….er, the Xbox is slated to release during Holiday 2020.

So, thoughts on Microsoft’s name clarification? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3026 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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