Forget the notion of having an Xbox 720 taking pride of place in your living room, latest reports have suggested that Microsoft’s next-gen console will be known as the Xbox Infinity.
Long expected to feature a doubling of the current Xbox 360 title, a number of reports have circulated in recent weeks around the potential next Xbox name, with latest claims suggesting Microsoft will go for a grand leap and hand its PS4 rival the title of the Xbox Infinity.
Although the authenticity of such leaks are unclear, claimed next Xbox advertising and marketing material has hit the web with an Xbox Infinity teaser branded with the tantalising tagline “Infinite entertainment. Infinite possibilities.”
Far from the first time infinity branding has been hinted at for Microsoft’s next-generation console, the latest leaks show a familiar Xbox logo partnered with an infinity symbol, all the console’s now customary green hue.
Confirming recent reports and kicking the rumour mill into overdrive, Microsoft last week confirmed that the next-generation Xbox will be formally unveiled at the company’s Redmond HQ on May 21. Making the announcement the manufacturer stated: “A new generation revealed. Don Mattrick and the Xbox team invite you to the Xbox campus for a special unveiling.”
New Xbox Rumours
Long the thing of much speculation, latest new Xbox rumours have suggested that the console will require an always-on internet connection, a feature which is sure to prove troublesome and infuriating for some wannabe console owners.
“Sorry, I don’t get the drama over having an “always on” console,” Adam Orth the creative director of Microsoft Studios said via Twitter recently. He added: “Every device now is ‘always-on.’ That’s the world we live in.”
Causing uproar amongst the gaming community, Orth compounded his comments with a selection of sarcastic examples stating: “Sometimes the electricity goes out. I will not buy a vacuum cleaner. The mobile reception in the area I live in is spotty and unreliable. I will not buy a mobile phone.”
Further new Xbox rumours have hinted at the possibility of a bundled Kinect 2 peripheral for more ingrained motion gaming, as well as reports of an eight-core processor and 8GB of RAM being implemented in the console’s hardware.