Though last week’s rumour about the next Xbox’s apparent minimalist naming philosophy was proved to be nothing more than a hoax designed to expose the frailties of modern gaming journalism, it appears that Microsoft’s next console might simply be named ‘Xbox’ after all.

This screenshot shows the Xbox website as it appeared at approximately 3am GMT on Wednesday, 30th January. Note “The New Xbox” in the upper left corner.

The ‘mistake’ was found by a NeoGAF forum member who reports that the website reverted to normal shortly after he discovered the potential slip.

Whilst something like this is incredibly easy to replicate, a suspiciously detailed spec sheet posted by VGleaks suggests that next-gen reveals may be more imminent than one might think.

Is this another hoax, or is Microsoft gearing up for an official announce sooner than expected? Time will tell…

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