Microsoft announced today that the new Xbox console will be named “Xbox Series X”. To be released in the holiday season of 2020, the new console was revealed to be in a new and interesting shape, a monolith of sorts. It can be positioned vertically or horizontally, as stated by Microsoft.

I’m not entirely sold on the naming convention though. They went from Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and now Xbox Series X. The fact that they called it a “series” might reinforce the rumour that the next Xbox console will actually be several new models, not just one as has been the case in previous launches. So, it’s possible that instead of waiting a few years to launch a console refresh, as with the Xbox One X (these names, seriously), the new models will be available immediately.

One could argue that it’s a lot more simpler to just go the PlayStation route and have their next console named the PlayStation 5. You just add another number and there you go. Interesting times ahead for the gaming world.

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