Speaking to Business Insider, a Microsoft spokesperson basically confirmed that they are calling it the Xbox Series X because it makes room for potentially new consoles in the future. As for the console that they plan on launching, it will simply be known as the “Xbox”. The spokesperson was quoted as saying, “The name we’re carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox. The name ‘Xbox Series X’ allows room for additional consoles in the future.”
Many have been curious about what Microsoft would be calling its next-gen console. With the Xbox 360, many certainly did not expect Microsoft to announce the Xbox One, and when the console was launched, logically it seemed that the next console could be known as the Xbox Two, although it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
In any case, it does help to simplify Microsoft’s Xbox lineup. The console is not expected to launch anytime soon and more details should be coming in the following year.