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Microsoft secures 'Xbox 8' rights

Could it be the name of the company's next console?

Microsoft has won a dispute over Xbox-related domains including 'Xbox8.us' and 'Xbox8.org', hinting at another possible name for its next-generation console.

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Fusible reports that the dispute also included 'XboxPhone.com', 'XboxTablet.com', 'XboxLiveTV.com', 'XboxCompanion.com'.

Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 later this year, so the idea of introducing the Xbox brand to the '8' family may be just as likely as the new hardware being called Xbox 720 or Durango.

Last month a leaked 56-page document outlined Microsoft's next-generation console masterplan. Well placed sources told CVG that the document is genuine. Read our full examination of it here.

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