It would seem that Microsoft have won a major battle as they have managed to secure certain domains following two disputes over the web addresses. The winning of said disputes means that Microsoft now own the following domains: XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org.
The name ‘Xbox 8’ will be sending alarm bells off with all the rumours of a new a console being around for a while now but whether this domain is indeed for new hardware remains to be seen. Adding to the rumour mill is the fact that Windows 8 operating system is already due this year and the domains are perhaps hints that the new console will have the operating system integrated as part of the setup/will be around at the same time the OS launches.
Of course for now these are just more rumours on top of other rumours, but we are likely coming close to the announcement of a new console. We know it won’t be at Gamescom as Microsoft have already announced they won’t be there or at TGS, but that doesn’t mean the announcement won’t come at a different point.
So what are your thoughts? Is a new Xbox heading our way sooner than we think, or will we have to wait until E3 next year to finally see what is up that Microsoft sleeve?
Source : Eurogamer