Next-gen is on everyone’s minds right now, with the PlayStation 4 recently announced and releasing this year and the next Xbox most likely being announced later this month at a special event. Already we’ve heard of achievements getting an overhaul and there might possibly be two versions of the new platform made available at launch as well.
In most cases, we have a pretty good idea of where Microsoft is going, especially in terms of hardware and features. Even as the rumors continue to mount, there are key details that are still a mystery. However, if the most recent rumor is true, we might finally have a name for Microsoft’s next-gen console: Xbox Infinite.
What does this have to do with Sonic? Well, according to ScrewAttack (which has based its report off of NeoGAF), there was a massive leak from SEGA that may have spilled the beans on the official title for the Xbox 720. The main tidbit was of an alleged upcoming 3D Sonic game titled Sonic Excursion — a title that, if true, doesn’t pack a lot of punch as a subtitle in and of itself.
The following seemingly photoshopped “Xbox Infinity” logo also leaked a few days ago:
Apparently, the original source is someone who has leaked every Sonic game since Unleashed months before they were announced, which at the very least makes the validity of this Sonic the Hedgehog rumor appear much more plausible.The real kicker is the platform details, which lists the systems the game will be released for as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, 3DS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Infinite.
As many gamers are well aware, the Xbox 360′s successor is currently without a name, but this leak may just have shown Microsoft’s hand. This isn’t the first time fans have heard mumblings of a possible ‘Infinite’ subtitle for the mysterious console either, which makes this rumor all the more juicy.
As with any rumor, take this with a grain of salt. In the meantime, it’d be a safer bet to just wait until May 21st, when Microsoft is set to officially reveal the future of its Xbox brand, to see if there is any truth to these claims.
What do you think about this rumor? Does Xbox Infinite have a nice ring to you?
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