Kotaku - Kotaku has heard from multiple sources close to the project that the code-name for Microsoft's next console is Durango. Yup. Durango.
I very highly doubt it as code names are meant to sound cool not stupid.
Codenames aren't supposed to sound "cool", they're supposed to be an internal name to refer to a project and some companies choose the names for a reason. Durango is a state in Mexico. Many Microsoft codenames are places.
I agree with you Thom but there is no way I would wanting to work on codename sparkleshine. But, that's just me hehehe.
Yeah and they are also pretty cool SUVs, the newer ones at least.
If you knew Sparkleshine was a new high end console that every one in the world wanted, I think you would say the name a bit more proudly lol In fact if I was the guy that chose the name for something like that, I would make something funny just to lighten the mood with everyone. Project PinkBunnies and Rainbows now in progress! :P
Doubt the name Durango will be used. Dodge Durango is already taken.
Their next project hopefully will be called : Bangkok
@Pirate Thom-Where is Xenon located if Microsoft Codenames are places?
Bring on the next gen! woohoo!
for the ignorant people that called you a racist, hear this, being mexican is not a race, its a nationality, so everyone STFU...
It's not like "Xbox 720" sounded any better.
Stop with these rumors and wait in till MS says somthing
Agree. who cares what it's code name is ?!!!
I doubt Microsoft is going to come out of the closet and spill the beans on their own secret project
True, but I think the point is that you can make up any "secret project" from your "insider sources" without any real consequence, so it really doesn't matter until we hear something concrete.
Dont forget that the Nintendo Wii's internal name was Project Terd Basket.
Terd you say? Lol
So man people hate on the Wii when most of it's games are actually really good. Just because every game isn't Gears of Wars or CoD, doesn't mean they aren't good games. Jesus, all these kids play are violent games.
95% of wii games are shovelware.
"Most" of its games aren't good. I've always loved Nintendo, and the wii did have some worthwile games, but the wii is my least favorite nintendo system. They focused too much on the casual market and not enough on the core fans.
We all know it'll be the Xbox 720, Microsoft has painted themselves into a corner with the "Xbox" brand. If they changed the name, they would have to change the name of Xbox Live and I don't think that will ever happen. No matter what the code name is, it's going to end up being the 720. I'd just like to hear something concrete, but I guess it's kind of fun speculating on features.
It will be an XBOX, but I think you are assuming an awful lot as to the rest of the name. While the 360 sounds great, the 720 sounds pretty stupid, and if they make another console after that...are they going to call it an XBOX 1440? Better to get away from the number business sooner than later. They most likely won't call it XBOX 3 with the PS4 looming as it would imply to the average consumer it was of lower ability/quality/etc. (they'd be wrong, but hey, a lot of consumers aren't too bright, look at sh***y Dr Dre Beats, and Apple products) I could see it called XBOX Nexus, or something "futuristic" like that.
IMO I think they just called the Xbox the "Xbox (THREE)360" to trick people into thinking its the third console like the Playstation 3(THREE)... For obvious marketing reasons
You will never see an Xbox 720 for the same reason that the Xbox 360 was not called the Xbox 2. An Xbox 720 to the average consumer sounds inferior to even the PS3. When people hear the term 720 they immediately think 720p, not something you want everyone to think your console is when the PS3 kept touting 1080p and the next gen will likely be all 1080p. If Microsoft announces an Xbox 720 it is guaranteed that every PS4 commercial will start with the fact that it is 1080p, just too easy to state the truth and let the consumers decide the Xbox is less, no marketer would pass that up. Just look at what Android is doing right now, they started an accelerated release schedule in order to catch up to iOS so that people would not consider their lower OS version to automatically be inferior. It says nothing about the quality of the product just that consumers are too dumb to research beyond their first thoughts when hearing a product name.
True, even Mozilla is doing the same with it's Firefox and Thunderbird version numbers. Not exactly the same situation but the reasons behind it seem to be something similar.
I don't think they'll change the name from Xbox either but I don't think it would be that difficult to change the name Xbox Live to something different. Alot of people just call it "Live" anyway, so if they did change the name of the console, the online service could just be called Live.
Yeah I think it would be a mistake not to call it that since the name Xbox720 has already been so heavily promoted for free. Anyone saw the add in the Real Steel Movie.
Xbox720 is a stupid name. The Xbox1080 would be better: 1080p graphics and 1080 degrees = 3 full turns = Xbox3.
I want the PS4 to be codenamed "Skyline"... XD
Skyline, like the Nissan GTR, not bad :)!!!!
I think it might be something more along the lines of Sony Entertainment Experience, with silly slogans like " SEE the future". All to sound 'serious yet playful' and to mask past dissasters.
I thought about Sony Entertainment Environment when I read that slogan. Lol.
"OH MA GOWD HE IZ RACIST!!!" People, for the love of god, lighten up! Just because someone doesn't like a name for something, doesn't mean that someone is racist. *Flips off screen and walks away*
Are these "racists" the ones that illegally race on the streets?
I was thinking of the SUV, which amused me greatly. I didn't know- or perhaps I did, and then forgot- that it was named after a place. So I learned- or re-learned- something from this. If it were me, I'd call it Project Catbox... cuz it's both cool and ridiculous. Also, cuz it would make references to poop.
Although I doubt it.. as the name sounds like some Australian animal or Outback/offroad vehicle... Remember Natal/Kinect, Vita and Wii U. All crap names which we we've all gotten used to. Durango!
just make sure the damn thing is out in less than 8-10 months, call it whatever the heck you want to, it is BEYOND time for new consoles, just played the mass effect 3 demo on pc, and, quite honestly, it looks a full generation ahead of uncharted 3 or gears 3 easily, almost two generations, and they weren't even trying to make the pc version way more amazing. it just does by default because 720p is 12 years old, jaggies should be a thing of the past, but no, on console there they are, like your wierd friend who insists records sound the best and movies look the best on vhs. this same friend only uses lamb skin condoms and eats organic okra lol new consoles now!
ME3 looked like shit to me on pc.. Is it just me or did i miss the hd textures somewhere ?? Only the faces looked decent.
It looked much better than consoles, maybe your pc cant run it. It looks really good, but some textures seem to be low res
my pc runs BF3 on ultra.. i dont think ME3 will be a problem.. to me only the faces looked good the rest meh.
Does anyone believe anything Kotaku says anymore? I havea 'Source' thats says Halo 4 will come out this year.
The codename for my next game console will be giggily yumyums...
more like Microsoft introducing the red ring to a truck imagine getting a red ring at 70mph on the freeway.
It's codename has been "Loop" for a couple years.
They can name it "project companioncube" for all I care, just make sure that the hardware is not obsolete and I'll be all in for it.
Isn't there a vehicle called a Durango?
Yes and there's a city in Colorado called Durango.
Although thats the code name, it doesnt mean its gonna be final name. Im sticking with the Xbox 720. It was being pushed hard on robot movie Real Steal, good movie btw!
The code name could be Murango, Mango, Spango whatever. It doesn't matter to me if it has a code name, if it fake or whatever I dunno, MS can call it whatever Its not really news if you ask me.
I hope the nextBox fixes the issues we have with longer and expensive dev cycles,not enoough indie support,closed online platform,small amount of ram Vs CPU/GPU power,cheaper royalties per game sold,cheaper dev kits,easier multiplat development across all platforms(because an inferior product and a competitior product actually hurts the industry more than help it),free online(because online gaming should be free as you are not playing a complete game you paid for).
Kotaku got right with CoD MW3
Nah, its gringo.. *grasp* racist!!!!!
no used games is not going to be good but can't wait for more Halo
At the end of the day though, code names don't really mean anything. Even though "Durango" sounds dumb, it won't affect the console in anyway shape or form.
Ok soo umm who cares? is us knowing a codename for a system going to change our minds on buying it or not? Will we gain something by knowing the codename even tho Micro. dont say shit about their new console? I seriously dont understand how us knowing these "codenames" is going to benefit us in any way about the system
Doesn't mean it's the name of it. Remember Kinect was called Project Natal? Natal is a place in Brazil where it was founded. Durango is located in Colorado. Now go spy on them!
You mean I get to throw it and it comes back?
At least I won't be hearing that stupid "Xbox 720" name as much.
I have a friend that works over at Foxconn, he said that I should keep this a secret, but with the current climate there, he'd probably lose his job either way. The new Xbox will have a credit card slot, where you can insert any major credit card. The console won't start without one, then it continues to bill it whenever you insert a second hand game or try to modify the console. If you buy any Sony product, it'll mysteriously "red ring" within a week.
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