The company officially unveiled their new console during The Game Awards 2019 last week, alongside the announcement of exclusive title Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.
The title they showcased was Xbox Series X, although Microsoft has since clarified the console itself is actually called ‘Xbox’ - with the ‘Series X’ aspect referring to future iterations.
Speaking to Business Insider, a Microsoft representative said: “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.”
They added: “Similar to what fans have seen with previous generations, the name Xbox Series X allows room for additional consoles in the future.”
Unsurprisingly, this likely points toward Microsoft releasing an advanced iteration of their next-gen Xbox, in a similar vein to Xbox One and Xbox One X.
It’s essentially a rebrand of what they’ve already been doing, although it’s odd this wasn’t communicated in the original announcement.
Little is known about the new console itself, only its backwards compatible (via Gamespot), but the new controller features a share button and has an advanced D-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller.
Xbox is scheduled to be released holiday 2020.