With the Xbox One set for release November 22nd, many gamers all around the internet have nicknamed or referred to the console as “Xbone.” Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson, recently took it to NeoGAF to mention how he thinks this name is disrespectful.
When asked what he thought about the nickname “Xbone,” Larry Hyrb has this to say. “I don’t like it…it disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it’s cheeky but I don’t care for it myself.”
Microsoft now owns the domain name, Xbone.com, and who knows if the company even plans on using it. It simply makes more sense for Microsoft to own it and perhaps have it redirect to the official Xbox homepage. For now, it redirects to a Bing search for “Xbone.”
Larry Hyrb also took it to Twitter recently to mention that the Xbox One is off the assembly line and is on track for the November 22nd release. Hyrb showcased a picture of the retail box (pictured above). Microsoft has touted an “aggressive goal” to deliver the Xbox One to as many markets as possible. The console runs for $499 and comes with the Kinect, Headset, and a controller.