Director Josef Fares Criticizes Microsoft and Calls the Xbox Series X "a F**King Confusing Name"

Josef Fares gives his honest opinion about Microsoft in a recent interview.

When it comes to naming their next-gen console, Microsoft certainly does have a way of confusing matters with their Xbox Series X and Series S branding. Unlike the PlayStation’s simple numbered method over the years, Xbox has made it clear that they don’t follow that same path. If you have always found this perplexing too, don’t worry as you’re not alone. The outspoken “F**k the Oscars” creator, Josef Fares, of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, A Way Out, and the upcoming It Takes Two – had quite a lot to say about Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S console in a very honest and forthright interview with IGN.

“That’s a fucking confusing name,” Fares stated in his usual colorful attitude in the interview. “What the fuck’s going on with Microsoft? They’re losing it, man. What the fuck is going on? Like Series S, X, Mex, Next. I mean, who knows this? Come on. Madness. Call it the Microsoft Box and that’s it. I don’t know. It’s a total fucking mess. Trust me, even them, they’re confused in their offices. What is this X, S… I don’t know, what the fuck.”

Whether you agree with Fares’ statement or not, you have to at least applaud his openness. A fair few other gaming industry people last year put their two cents in regarding the naming of the console and we also saw some buyers who accidentally bought the Xbox One X instead of the Series X in their mist of confusion. So I think it’s fair to assume that Fares does have a valid point in his unique and refreshing way, but as much as some people would like for the name to be changed, it’s obviously too late now to jump ship so we are in a ‘like it or lump it’ situation.

Last year, we saw the Xbox Series X/S receive an update that dealt with the Instant-On power usage allowing users to choose between 2 power settings to best suit their preferences. We also saw Steam improve support for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 controllers. Players who are using an Xbox Series X|S controller will be able to bind the device’s share button with four controllers able to be used simultaneously on Steam. Trigger rumble was also added in games using the Windows.Gaming.Input API.

Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Head of Culture, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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