Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Rumor: Next Xbox Called ‘Xbox 8′, Was Seen Running BF3 With Next-Gen Visuals

Rumor: Next Xbox Called ‘Xbox 8′, Was Seen Running BF3 With Next-Gen Visuals

Oh boy, new rumor water is flooding gaming’s web, folks, this time concerning Microsoft’s next console, with new reports claiming the console was seen at CES 2012 by invite-only individuals, running a next-generation version of Battlefield 3 that’s said to be on par with PC. It’s also apparently called Xbox 8.

Xbox 8 because next generation will be the eighth and final, and also because the console will have a lot in common with Microsoft’s upcoming OS Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Making these claims even more plausible, Epic Games vice president Mark Rein confirmed two months ago that Unreal Engine 4 is already running on next generation consoles, although he couldn’t be specific.

“People are going to be shocked later this year when they see Unreal Engine 4 and how much more profound an effect it will have,” Rein told G4TV.” He later said Unreal Engine 4 is also currently running with “systems we can’t name yet,” at the DICE Awards.

Will “Xbox 8″ see an unveiling at E3 2012? Microsoft’s said no, but they’ve denied many a thing in the past, only to have them confirmed as real later.

It’s rumor water, guys, drink this sparingly.

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  • Ghost250

    what do you mean by final?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    I always say final because I believe there won’t be need for a ninth generation of consoles. I think after the eighth, there’ll only be upgrades of some sorts but not a full-blown release of new hardware.

  • SHADOWBOXER

    damn, hard to believe its gonna be a final console. Maybe they might come out with something new 5 years from now or more. But xbox 8 sounds a bit weird, most people wouldnt know why 8?. I think i like the sound of 720 then 8.
    But anyways the new xbox sounds dope, cant wait for it to be released!

  • Ghost250

    doubt it, with all the money companies make with consoles there will certainly be consoles past ninth. there wont be physical copies of game though

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @Shadow: Yeah, MS is sure cooking up a nasty beast there. Can’t wait to see it and PS4.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @Ghost: You do have a point… But Consoles as we know it is set to change with the eighth. I just can’t see anything else as referring to major console releases after that. Seriously, what’ would be the point of it?

  • Ghost250

    its all about money why make the next consoles up-gradable when they can make a whole new console again and make even more profit plus the profit they are making off their old hardware.

  • SHADOWBOXER

    @ghost: I agree with that, like they say “Money is what makes the world go round”
    But hey technology gets more advance each passing year, we might even see something very advance down the road.
    And yeah enrice the new xbox does sound like a beast indeed!

  • nick

    next gen wont be the final release for consoles.
    there will always be consoles till cloud gaming becomes as readily available and standard as consoles are today.
    which wont happen for another 15-20 years!
    eventually there will be no need for consoles or gaming TVs, just look at onlive.
    but onlive also shows how unprepared technology is for that concept yet.
    ISPs have A LOT of catching up to do till cloud gaming is a plausible idea!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @All: We shall see. But I definitely see your points.

  • nick

    as i said before we wont be seeing the next xbox this year, far too many companies have spent 10s of millions building new engines.
    why would you go spent all that money for 1 game, then have to do all the work all over again?
    why not just hold off till new systems come out so you only have to spend the money and do the work once?