This is the name of the next Xbox console that will be the 360′s successor.
Why Infinity?… Well its a number that cant be beat, it also doesnt look inferior to the 4 in Playstation 4, but the Infinity name goes much deeper than that. The Infinity symbol is obviously a sideways 8, which draws a great connection with the upcoming Windows 8. Also, more importantly, keep in mind the connection that Microsoft has with NBC, which is a big part of why they named MSNBC the way they did.
Now with that in mind, remember that Comcast is a parent company of NBC as it has a 51% stake in the company. Comcast named its service Xfinity which was no coincidence. Comcast and Microsoft have had this in the planning for quite a while. XBOX Infinity will be able to be used as a Comcast “Xfinity” set top box. From cable to on demand, all of Comcast Xfinity’s services will be available right in Xbox Infinity.
So far all sources are pointing to a late 2012 or early (spring) 2013 launch. It will come in 2 skus, one will be more geared towards entertainment and downloadable games and will be the cheaper of the 2. The other sku will be more for the hardcore gamer, it will have the downloadable games and entertainment features as well as a disc drive (blu ray) and a built in HDD as well as full backwards compatibility with the current Xbox 360 games.
Also of note… Another name that was tossed around quite a bit was Xbox 365. But the Infinity won out because of Windows 8 and Comcast Xfinity capability, not to mention nothing beats Infinity! Also as was noted by many rumors on the net, the dev kits that devs are receiving are codenamed LOOP. Again, notice the OO in the middle which makes for the Infinity symbol.
Credit/Source: “Michael Zoran”