Much has been said about Microsoft's seemingly confused naming methodology in all things Xbox, but the company now came out and explained that the name they're taking into the next-gen is just Xbox, with Series X as the model.
There's been some confusion due to presentation methods and Phil Spencer's blog posts, but Speaking to Business Insider, Microsoft's representative explained the whole deal. "The name we're carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox [...] And at The Game Awards you saw that name come to life through the Xbox Series X", he said.
Basically, Series X is the actual model designation, which should allay any fears you might've had of just how many linguistic loops would Microsoft have to do to name the juiced-up version. And there will be a juiced-up version, because this is the way.
Much like the current generation uses X and S to distinguish their different editions, Microsoft's rep said that Series X "allows room for additional consoles in the future."
A careful observer will, of course, notice that there's still one console SKU that's missing, and we're talking about the , but Microsoft are reluctant to discuss it. "We're excited to offer fans a glimpse at the next generation of gaming with Xbox Series X [...] But beyond that, we have nothing further to share", he said.
Having seen the Senua's Saga: Hellblade II announcement, which you can check out below, one thing's pretty clear - Microsoft are preparing one mean machine.
Writing in his blog , Spencer said, "The footage shared tonight was captured in-engine and reflects the power of Xbox Series X available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you have never imagined."
You can find Microsoft's statements via Business Insider .