New Microsoft Job Hints Retail Next-Gen Xbox In Production Stage?

Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, the group responsible for the rich set of entertainment products like Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and more – are hiring. In looking for a new Senior Finance professional, the new job posting gives hints that the retail next-gen Xbox is about to hit the production line

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Shadonic1758d ago

Nice if this is true then we have a 2013 release good timing considering how sells have dropped.

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ChronoJoe1758d ago

Cool. I'm happy to see 'next gen' take off in 2013.

yabhero1758d ago

Next gen starts this fall...
That said I'm glad to see WiiU has some competition...

ChronoJoe1758d ago

I didn't say starts I said take off :) I just meant when things get into full swing with hopefully all platform holders having their systems launched.

yabhero1758d ago

Why all the hate?
People can't deal with the fact WiiU is next gen?

3GenGames1758d ago

The specs sheet you saw must have been different from the one I saw...

tee_bag2421758d ago

@ yabhero

Yes we get it! WiiU is technically next gen, but what does it have that is next gen to actually get excited about? It's hardly raising the bar - a tablet contoller and a wimpy GPU.? It's already outdated and it hasn't even launched.
No hating here, if Nintendo actually future proofed a console for once I'd happily get one. I mean the Wii was the only console in history that could be emulated on a mid spec PC in the same generation as its release. I do like Nintendo for trying to think outside the box but they hardly have a record of bringing next gen wares to the table. Who you kidding ?

taquito1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

@ yabhero gen started with crysis on pc in 2007, if you mean the next gen beyond ps3/360

then another gen started with witcher 2/metro2033/hard reset/crysis 2/dx11 gtx480/580 series cards

ps3/360 are 2 generations behind pc, next gen consoles wont do games like witcher 2 in ultra, 8x aa at 1600p

we'll be lucky if next gen ps4/720 does 1080p with 4x aa, so tech-wise, they will still be last gen

Persistantthug1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

But Crysis 1 and 2 are on consoles.

Witcher 2 and Metro are also on consoles.

Hard Reset isn't on consoles, but all of those games are CURRENT GEN software tech, Taquito.

Outside of tech demo's, Next gen software tech doesn't exist yet.

nukeitall1757d ago


It's kind of pointless to talk about generation when it comes to PC, as it is a moving target with a terribly trailing software.

For me, I prefer the console experience despite the openness of PC and the cheaper games available.

_-EDMIX-_1757d ago


Wii U is not even in the same state as PS4 or 720, shit its not even in the same country....PLANET! LOL! Wii U is JUST as much competition as Wii was to PS3 and 360 (almost none).

Main ips from all 3rd parties will release ONLY for PS4, 720 and PC....thats about it.

Next gen for pretty much the WHOLE industry starts next year with MS OR Sony releasing there next gen machine. Next gen starts really when 3rd party publishers feel like it.

They will start with what will be the future IPs of the next gen, next year on the PS4, PC and 720. JUST like they did PC, 360 and PS3....period. Wii U has really no factor in this, not even a little bit.

Again....WII DIDN'T....WHY WOULD WII U? LMFAO! Where was Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, etc for the Wii this gen? OH YEA! 3rd parties don't even waste the time to port to inferior systems NOT even ones that sold 90 million.

Sorry but Wii U is as next gen as Wii is current. LOL, by.....NAME ONLY! You and I can call it next gen (really doesn't mean shit when it comes down to it won't the same support as PS4, PC and 720, thus its in a gen of its own where it really counts...THE GAMES) A title of who came first really means shit to me.

_-EDMIX-_1757d ago

@Persistantthug- Though i don't agree with everything he said. He has a point in terms of tech. It usually takes about a gen or 2 for consoles to catch up to where PC is at any given time.

That being said. Crysis 1 and 2 are on PS3 and 360 IN A DOWNGRADED FORM. Any idiot with half a brain knows this.

What makes this post from you even stupider, is you seem to not really understand what he means. Where not talking about Crysis the IP its self........he's talking about THE PC BUILD! Source could compress games enough to have Left 4 Dead run on the XB or even the PS2 if they felt just. Wouldn't some how make XB or PS2 (NEXT GEN) It just means they got extremely low res versions of games that are better on PC.

The PC version of Crysis 1 and 2 ARE NOT THE SAME BUILDS AS THE CONSOLE VERSIONS! Please look it up, you sound like a complete retard with your "But Crysis 1 and 2 are on consoles, Witcher 2 and Metro are also on consoles"

really? In 1080p at 60fps, in DX11, with 1080p textures? I mean, to say they could be made on consoles is not the point ANY GAME can be downgraded, gimped, limited, stripped, enough to play on consoles. Again...source ran on XB1, so could Left 4 Dead not be stripped and ran on that? Yes, but clearly its not running in 1080p, 100fps etc. This is what is being argued, Not that it didn't make a watered down console appearance.

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aviator1891758d ago

Same here. . I like my current 360 and ps3, but I can't wait to see what the future holds.

AngelicIceDiamond1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

MS should say "something" regarding next gen once Halo 4 is all said and done. But if this is the case MS "Won" E3 of 2013

dubt721758d ago

I wonder if Sony and Microsoft asked Rockstar to hold off on any more GTA announcements because it will be a crossover launch title.

AO1JMM1758d ago

I hope next years E3 kicks ass compared to the last couple E3 showings. This (if true) would be awesome.

ChunkyLover531758d ago

E3 2013 should be head and shoulders above the last couple of years. If you think about it, Microsoft should have shown off new hardware in 2010, had they stuck with the 5 year cycle.

I wouldn't be surprised if next E3 Microsoft shows off nothing but hardware and games. Obviously Alan Wake 2 is in the works, Ryse, Rare is working on a couple of next gen games, Lionhead as well.

I'm stoked!

Shadonic1758d ago

cant wait to see how ryse turns out

DiRtY1758d ago

Microsoft Vancouver is working on a new next gen sci-fi IP as well, they hired the lead designer of crysis 2 for that project.

I think Halo 4, Forza Horizon, CoD Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed 3, Borderlands 2 this year and Gears of War: Judgement, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Bioshock Infinite early next year is a very good way to end a generation.

nukeitall1757d ago


Halo 4 and Gears of War: Judgement is one hell of a way to end current generation. Who would have thought two of the biggest current generation game would release within 6-month of each other and end the generation?!

I couldn't be happier!!!

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