Microsoft Outs New Logo, Prepping 'New Versions Of Nearly All Its Products'
Xbox platform holder rolls out a new logo across all divisions to mark an "incredibly exciting year", but falls short of confirming Xbox 720.
Published on Aug 23, 2012
Microsoft has revealed a redesigned logo for use across its entire business as it looks forward to new versions of "nearly all" of its products.
"It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change," reads the official announcement. "This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs.
"This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning."
Microsoft's old logo.
Xbox 720 may not be mentioned specifically, but we're glad Microsoft is starting to look to the future - the mention for "Xbox services" and "reimagining of our most popular products" have been noted too.
Windows 8 is Microsoft's biggest immediate concern, but the careful wording here certainly suggests there's more to come from Microsoft in the next couple of years.
Here's the new logo: