The Xbox Series X is Actually Called "Xbox" According to Microsoft

By Sean Carey,
Microsoft's next-gen console, the Xbox Series X was unveiled to the world last week at The Game Awards, and the name seemed to cause a bit of confusion amongst Xbox fans. Now Microsoft has clarified that the Series X is actually just a version of the Xbox and not the name of the new generation.

Xbox Series X

A Microsoft representative spoke to Business Insider, "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." Microsoft also confirmed that leaving the naming style open like this allows for different names for different iterations of the new Xbox console much like the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S, "Similar to what fans have seen with previous generations, the name 'Xbox Series X' allows room for additional consoles in the future."

At the moment, we have several consoles under the Xbox One naming system, the first Xbox One, the powerful Xbox One X and the less powerful variants the Xbox One S and the Xbox One S All Digital.

This naming convention allows Microsoft the room to again create variants of consoles with this new generation. We could get an Xbox Series S much like how we did with the Xbox One S. There have been reports that Microsoft's Lockhart is, in fact, a second less-powerful Xbox console that will be all-digital, although none of this is yet to be confirmed.

So, we have a new Xbox that's not an original Xbox, but a next-generation Xbox — the most powerful Xbox. We could have another Xbox to go along with the new Xbox, much like the Xbox One family where we had many Xboxes including an Xbox One and another Xbox called the Xbox One X which was the sibling to another Xbox called the Xbox One S which had another brother called the Xbox One S All Digital. Xbox. Xbox. Xbox. Xbox. Xbox.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.