Xbox 720 reportedly codenamed Durango

There have been rumors that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox console, which some term the Xbox 720, is codenamed "Durango." The report first surfaced on Kotaku, which claimed to have heard the name from multiple sources close to the project. But today, a now-pulled Tweet from a Crytek game developer inadvertently confirmed the codename and revealed a secret developer summit underway in London for the new console.

Crytek developer Sean Tracy Tweeted earlier today: "Enjoying the Durango developers summit in London. So far, great swag and interesting talks." Crytek has been rumored to be developing a TimeSplitters 4 game as one of the launch titles for the next-gen console, although it denied the reports. The Xbox 720 or project Durango is expected to debut at this years E3 gaming conference in June.

The Tweet has since been deleted, but the Durango codename now seems firm. Although it won't be the actual name of the console at launch, we'll likely be hearing plenty of the name along with the Xbox 720 moniker in the following months leading up to E3 as new details and leaks emerge.

[via TheVerge]