Filed on April 16, the treatment follows a similar style to the Xbox One X and S logos. The X, in particular, differs from the title treatments we’ve seen for the upcoming console previously. You can see it below:
Whether this is Microsoft getting its legal ducks in a row, or a sign that it’s about to reveal more about the console is unknown. What we do know is that Microsoft wants to be able to print this logo on a lot of things – the trademark listing includes not just game consoles, but bags, jewelery, posters, trading cards and, er, “fire extinguishing apparatus”.
Some have been quick to point out that a trademark for ‘Series X’ by itself – rather than the full ‘Xbox Series X’ – leaves open the possibility that we’ll see multiple versions of Xbox, necessitating logos to distinguish between them. That’s fuelled somewhat by rumours that there will be two next-gen Xbox consoles – the Series X, and a less powerful, digital-only console apparently codenamed Lockhart. However, Microsoft has made no similar public filings for any other potential console names in recent weeks.
For more on Xbox Series X, make sure to check out its full specs, how it compares with PS5, and our best guess at its price.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and he would probably buy a Series X fire extinguisher. Stylish and safe! Follow him on Twitter.