Microsoft has confirmed that its next-gen Xbox will once again have a name that is built around its purpose rather than following the PlayStation’s numbered system.
Stevivor asked Xbox chief Phil Spencer at X019 if naming the next-gen Xbox - currently known to the public as Project Scarlett - has been difficult due to the naming conventions of previous Xbox consoles. “It hasn’t,” Spencer said.
Compared to Sony’s example of having numbered consoles that form a sequence - PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5 - naming an Xbox seems like it could be more difficult. First there was the Xbox, then the Xbox 360, and after the Xbox One.