New Xbox Console Roles Suggest E3 Unveil
A job advertised on the business website Linkedin by Microsoft seems to indicate that the next generation of Xbox hardware is soon to be upon us.
Looking for a 'graphics architect' who will be "responsible for defining and delivering next generation console architectures from conception through implementation" we may be on the verge of Microsoft showing just what is to follow the incredibly successful 360.
NowGamer tried to get in touch with Microsoft for comment but they couldn't be reached.
An unveiling would make sense as well, if this year is anything to go by. With Nintendo and Sony able to generate buzz with its new handhelds, Microsoft may feel the need to follow suit. Giving its current setup, a new home console is the only step it can make.
An E3 reveal puts the company in good stead too. An announcement in a few months would mean the new Xbox wouldn't be on shelves till the end of 2012 at the earliest, giving us a good seven years of the 360. Not so bad considering the original was put to bed after just four.
Admittedly Microsoft has said on numerous occasions that the console will continue till 2015, but even if true that doesn't stop them from announcing a new version relatively soon.
Like all hardware manufacturers it will have been in development from even before the 360 was launched, so if there's something to shout about, maybe this is the year to do it…