Microsoft has today confirmed via VGC that the Game Pass will not be dropping the 'Xbox' from the name, despite the recent change to the logo. A spokesperson for Microsoft confirmed that "while the logo is new, there have been no changes to the name of the service, it remains Xbox Game Pass."
In a new post via Twitter, (seen below), Xbox affirmed that despite the removal of the 'Xbox' title, it will still be called the Xbox Game Pass.
RE: our new logo pic.twitter.com/tM3karctg1
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) August 3, 2020
On August 1, Microsoft announced changes to the Xbox Game Pass. In a couple of posts via Twitter, the announcements were made that the word 'Xbox' would be dropped from the title of the subscription service. Going forward, the service will be rebranded merely as Game Pass.
Despite the name change, the word 'Xbox' remains in their Twitter account names, at least for the time being. The first post from the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account cited that they'd be "trying out a new look." A second post from the Xbox Game Pass for PC Twitter account minutes later read: "Same."
Recently, Microsoft confirmed that the multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite would be free-to-play. An official post via social media confirmed that Halo Infinite would also be able to support 120 FPS on Xbox Series X. The post also teases more details to come. The news follows a post from Smyths Toys website.
Now deleted, the post read: "the legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience. Enjoy up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times, creating seamless gameplay with Xbox Series X."
Elsewhere, a new Dual Reality Trailer for The Medium was unveiled during the Xbox Games Showcase last month. As the name suggests, the new trailer focuses on a crucial detail of the next-gen horror game, and it's dual-reality gameplay.