Xbox 720 seems like the obvious name choice for a sequel to hit game console Xbox 360, and now its manufacturer Microsoft seems to have all but confirmed it. How? By way of an advert spotted in a new film, set in 2020.
Rock’em sock ‘em Hugh Jackman vehicle Real Steel is out tomorrow, and keen eyed viewers have spotted something just as interesting as the centre stage action in the background. Jump to 0:40 in the trailer below and you can distantly see “Xbox 720″ is one of the banner ads in the futuristic stadium.
It’s unlikely this was done without Microsoft’s approval: Bing also features as a rolling ad, and other brand names such as Coca-Cola and Cadillac are present too.
Both Microsoft and rival Sony have been hesitant to announce new home consoles, instead banking on extending the life of their current models, the Xbox 360 and PS3, launched in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that both companies were eyeing 2014 as the timeframe for launch. In June, Nintendo announced the Nintendo Wii U, a follow up to the successful Nintendo Wii home console launched in late 2006.
It doesn’t mean anything concrete of course, but it’s interesting that Microsoft chose to use 720 rather than just an Xbox logo – do you think it confirms that’ll be the name of the new console? Shout up with your view in the comments.