2019 has seen each Sony and Microsoft reveal the names for his or her respective next-gen consoles. In each circumstances, the businesses caught to custom relating to console names. Sony simply upped the quantity, so PlayStation 5, whereas Microsoft used a reputation that describes what the console is all about: Xbox Sequence X. Microsoft held out a bit longer on the identify reveal, asserting the official title of Venture Scarlett throughout The Recreation Awards 2019.
Funnily sufficient, Microsoft’s reasoning for the identify is much like the reason The Coalition gave for branding the fifth mainline Gears of Warfare sport as merely Gears 5. When individuals discuss Gears of Warfare, they sometimes shorten the identify to simply “Gears.” Likewise, the primary three generations of Xbox consoles–Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One–are sometimes called simply “Xbox.”
“We all know that our Xbox console is simply such an iconic a part of how individuals take into consideration their connection to our Xbox model, and if I requested you what platform you have been taking part in a sport on and it occurred to be Xbox you’d say, ‘I am taking part in on the Xbox,'” Xbox boss Phil Spencer advised GameSpot. “As an alternative of attempting to get descriptive [with] our personal phrases…we talked to individuals and bought suggestions. It was simply, ‘Xbox is the core of my relationship with this model,’ and we wished the console to embody that.”
This latest Xbox console is, thus, Xbox. It might probably play video games from the earlier three generations, together with these for Xbox One. The brand new console helps among the earlier technology’s equipment too, comparable to controllers. In the meantime, the brand new Sequence X controller will work on Xbox One and PC.