Xbox Infinity supposedly confirmed as name of new Xbox
Xbox Infinity has seemingly been confirmed as the name of the new Xbox, previously referred to as the Xbox 720 or by its alleged development codename, Xbox Durango.
According to “sources related to the development of the new Xbox” speaking to the International Business Times, Xbox Infinity is the confirmed new name of the Xbox 720.
Due to be launched at a dedicated new Xbox unveiling on May 21, Microsoft will supposedly be calling its next-generation console the Xbox Infinity.
Development kits for the Xbox Infinity are already supposedly in the hands of videogame studios who are producing Xbox 720 titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts or Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
However, when Microsoft was approached for a comment on the Xbox Infinity name, it said it “does not comment on rumour and speculation.”
Xbox Infinity branded advertising and marketing material appeared online late last month with the teaser tagline “Infinite entertainment. Infinite possibilities”.
The pictures showed the familiar Xbox logo partnered with the infinity symbol in the associated console green. Several online critics suggest the Xbox Infinity logo images were not created by Microsoft due to the lettering not being in a straight line.
Xbox Infinity Rumours
Normally referred to as the Xbox 720, the Xbox Infinity will be showcased at a “special unveiling” by Microsoft’s President of Interactive Entertainment Don Mattrick and the Xbox team.
The next-generation Xbox launch should be used to unveil the new console, which is tipped to have the same eight-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar processor with 8GB of RAM as the PS4 console revealed in February.
Rumoured to play host to two separate CPUs for dedicated gaming and multimedia processing capabilities, the Xbox Infinity could also have the new Kinect 2 motion gaming peripheral, Xbox TV streaming service and 3D technology.
The Xbox 720 always-on DRM connection has recently been debunked by an apparently legitimate internal Microsoft email, which also tipped the next-gen console to pack a Blu-ray player and HDMI input connection.
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