The lights are on
Clearly this generation of consoles is lasting a bit longer than we're used to for various reasons, but we've got to imagine that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have at least started to think about what the next generation of video game hardware will look like. Microsoft has posted several job listings strongly hinting toward these suspicions.
The Beyond3D forums discovered the job postings on LinkedIn. The listings are seeking a graphics architect, a senior engineer, and a senior performance architect. All three listings mention "next generation console architectures from conception through implementation," suggesting that Microsoft is still in the early stages of work on the next generation Xbox.
IGN speculates that based on when they began work on the Xbox 360, we'll be waiting until at least 2012 or 2013 before we see the new Xbox in any form.
Microsoft has not yet responded officially about the uncovered job postings, but it's not a huge shock that they're beginning to plan for the future of the Xbox. Here's hoping that whatever they come up with is awesome.
Saving up for it already starting now and thanks to my birthday on March 10 I can fuel my gaming needs for a week or 2 but i might not be able to hold myself for a year
Just make sure the system is super ready before releasing. No more RRoD kind of thing. Other than that, I'll be waiting for some news.
I cant wait to see what they goin to do. I know Microsoft wont let down.
I have not yet got my "$299" worth of my PS3, gaming is a pretty expensive past time for the middle class (or lower-middle class) in my area and situation.
But if the Xbox 360 is closely reaching it's potential, then so be it, I welcome innovation for the progression of the gaming culture. I just won't be able to keep up with it.
I'm expecting the next Xbox to blow my mind. I'm sure I have nothing to fear.
Not wanting another console too much... I have huge back log still, a ton of great games, and I'm happy with the 360. I don't know.
Put some vents on that thing, whatever to fix the RRoD.
I am more interested in Sony next console.