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New rumors on next-generation Xbox surface

Forbes is reporting some interesting new rumors on the next-generation Xbox game console from Microsoft. We have known for a while that the next generation console is in the works and is expected to the launch this year with the codename Durango.

Many of those rumors are expecting the next-generation Xbox to be called the Xbox 720. However, Forbes reports that it is now hearing that the official name for the console will be the Xbox Infinity. The image in this story is said to be a leaked image of the official Xbox Infinity logo.

A few other new details are surfacing in whispers along with the new logo including some details about the new Xbox controllers. Forbes cites sources at Microsoft who say the new console will be a generational incremental improvement from the current Xbox 360.
The one major upgrade that is tipped to be included with new console is a touch sensitive controller. The touch sensitive area on the new Xbox controller will be used to allow players to take advantage of gestures to complement the Kinect sensor bar.

The official reveal of the next-generation Xbox will be on May 21, 2013. Microsoft is betting big on this launch and people living in the U.S. or Canada will be able watch the live launch via Xbox Live and The launch will also be broadcast on Spike TV.

Many gamers are concerned about the next-generation Xbox after rumors continue to insist that it requires an always-on internet connection and may block used games.

Sources: Forbes, Major Nelson

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RE: Does not have a good ring to it at all
By StevoLincolnite on 4/29/2013 7:13:08 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't worry about it.

Even if they called it Xbox super ultra mega infinity 9000 people will still call it... "Xbox". - Much akin to the Xbox 360.

Plus, the infinity symbol is a side-ways 8, so it will probably tie into advertising efforts with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

RE: Does not have a good ring to it at all
By FITCamaro on 4/30/2013 8:32:58 AM , Rating: 2
I think most people refer to the Xbox 360 as "the 360". So the second word in the name does matter.

By karimtemple on 4/30/2013 10:09:39 AM , Rating: 2
Three-sixty is easier to say than Xbox. In the case of Xbox Infinity, I dunno. I guess Infinity is easier to say, maybe.

By Mint on 5/21/2013 2:08:52 AM , Rating: 2
I'm guessing the new console will be abbreviated to 'finity.

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