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Submitted by Gekko 1288d ago | news

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 (Dev, Microsoft, Next-Gen)

Shadonic  +   1288d ago
Nice if this is true then we have a 2013 release good timing considering how sells have dropped.
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ChronoJoe  +   1288d ago
Cool. I'm happy to see 'next gen' take off in 2013.
yabhero  +   1288d ago
Next gen starts this fall...
That said I'm glad to see WiiU has some competition...
ChronoJoe  +   1288d 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.
yabhero  +   1288d ago
Why all the hate?
People can't deal with the fact WiiU is next gen?
3GenGames  +   1288d ago
The specs sheet you saw must have been different from the one I saw...
tee_bag242  +   1288d 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 It's already outdated and it hasn't even launched.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 ?
taquito  +   1288d 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
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Persistantthug  +   1288d ago
@taquito......Perhaps you haven't noticed....
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.
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nukeitall  +   1287d 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-_  +   1287d 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-_  +   1287d 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.
aviator189  +   1288d ago
Same here. . I like my current 360 and ps3, but I can't wait to see what the future holds.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1288d 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
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dubt72  +   1288d 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.
AO1JMM  +   1288d ago
I hope next years E3 kicks ass compared to the last couple E3 showings. This (if true) would be awesome.
ChunkyLover53  +   1288d 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!
Shadonic  +   1288d ago
cant wait to see how ryse turns out
DiRtY  +   1288d 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.
nukeitall  +   1287d 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!!!
Gorbenshore  +   1288d ago
Exciting news!
WeskerChildReborned  +   1288d ago
Awesome news!
CryWolf  +   1288d ago
Awesome news!, but I want to know about the graphics card manufacturer tho, who's going to be making Next-Gen GPU for XBox 8 is it Nvidia or ATI my hopes is Nvidia cards cause the original xbox show the true power behind there graphics card technology, ATI cards have to many limitations compare Nvidia Kepler cards.
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Skate-AK  +   1288d ago
I think it will be ATI .
tee_bag242  +   1288d ago
Yep usually ATI/AMD.
BelieveinGhosts  +   1288d ago
people are putting all their eggs in one basket. Xbox 720 and PS4 will release early 2012
M1am1U  +   1288d ago
But it's already the middle of 2012.
MattyG  +   1288d ago
I think he's saying that Sony and MS are going to take a time machine back to early 2012. I think.
M1am1U  +   1288d ago
Ahh, yes, of course. Video game time machine. I should have known. *Hitting palm on forehead*
BelieveinGhosts  +   1288d ago
Time machine? Good one MattyG, you have a killer instinct in comedy. I must have pressed the wrong button since i was half asleep. I meant *early 2014*.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   1287d ago
I think at least 1 will release in 2013 and another in 2014. But I think its might be possible for BOTH to release during the same year so...

My only hopes for the nextbox is a better format. Clearly it won't be DVD again, I think it will be Bluray based on what MS has been saying about wanting to be the entertainment hub for families an all. Plus it will be cheaper then any new format coming out.

Plus...they clearly need the space.
M1am1U  +   1288d ago
Awesome news, as long as the world doesn't end this year...just better not. I need to have some next-gen gaming before that happens.
ArmrdChaos  +   1288d ago
I wouldn't get too hyped just yet. This posting could also be related to Microsoft's new Surface product and not for their new console.
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3GenGames  +   1288d ago
I don't think these jobs relate to much, except Microsoft just getting more people. But even if it did mean they're gearing up for'd be Windows 8 and all future products.
wages of sin  +   1288d ago
I don't think it's for the new console. Normally they'd do something like this 3 months or so out from a launch. I'm thinking it's their new Surface pc/laptop/tablet that they showed a few months ago.
cuddlemonkey  +   1288d ago
Lots of monkey cuddles all round! This is the greatest news, so cuddly and cute right now.
BelieveinGhosts  +   1288d ago
I need to ask you a question. Are you a girl? If not then why are you obsessed with hugs?
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