Could the Xbox One be the first major console in history to not have its name on the box?
Well, if the marks against the Xbox One just don’t keep adding up. In addition to not allowing indie developers to self-publish games, fees for playing used games, online authentication at least once every 24 hours, and a Kinect 2.0 that must always be on – not to mention the fact that you can’t play the console without it – there’s this.
A savvy NeoGAF user BrokenEchelon recently pointed out that the Xbox One must be the first major console in the history of gaming to not feature its name on the console itself.
Indeed, on viewing pictures, we could only see the word “Xbox”. The user then proceeded to post pictures of every major console in gaming’s past, and sure enough, each of them had their full name on the console, abbreviated or otherwise.
But not the Xbox One.
Could it be that Microsoft will drop the “One” in the title sometime later? Does it even make sense to call it that anymore? How hard was it have an Infinity logo anyway? We’l see what direction Microsoft goes in with this, but suffice to say, it’s been a horrifyingly underwhelming ride thus far.