To give credence to Kotaku from earlier this month, Sean Tracy – who is a senior technical designer at the Crysis studio – shared this on Twitter earlier today:
“Enjoying the Durango developers summit in London. So far, great swag and interesting talks.”
Now, don’t panic as codenames are quite commonplace whilst in the stages of research and development – after all, the Wii-U was codenamed Project Cafe (and even Wii-U seems to be in the process of rebranding), the Wii was codenamed Revolution and the Gamecube, Dolphin. Sony have also tended to use codenames – NGP for the Vita for example.
So, it probably isn’t the final name for the new X-Box. But that there are conferences and summits going on to get the ball rolling is evidence enough that the machine is at the very least in the last stages of development – now they just need to make it look nice, and give it a good name.
And no, the X-Box 720 isn’t a good name.