Hazelight Studios founder Josef Fares has been making a number of comments about Xbox in the lead up to the release of EA's It Takes Two on March 26th, and most recently, he appeared on Major Nelson's official Xbox podcast.
Major Nelson pointed out that Fares recently had some things to say about the Xbox console naming convention, and Fares used this as an opportunity to ask what the Xbox Live exec thought of it:
"Seriously, be honest with me now. Isn't it confusing? Really? Like, what is it, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox Series X... what is this? Why not just Xbox 1 and 2 and 3?"
In a humorous exchange, Major Nelson went on to explain there are people "far smarter than I am" who made the decision, and even the Xbox 360 name didn't necessarily receive entirely positive feedback at the time:
"There are branding people that are far smarter than I am that have figured it out, but I remember when people heard the Xbox 360 name and they hated it, right? Names kind of stick with you after a while. But yeah, it's a little linear when you go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. We're just trying to change something up here, but I will tell Phil Spencer your feedback."
In response, Fares made a point of expressing his respect for Xbox boss Phil Spencer, calling him a "super cool guy," explaining that he will inform Spencer himself of his light-hearted opinion on the console names:
"You know what, I like Phil Spencer, I know him personally so he's a super cool guy. So I'm going to tell him this myself, he probably heard of it anyway, so... Phil, if you see this, it's going to be nice to see you again man, it was a long time!" Good work with everything with Xbox by the way."
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