According to a few profiles on LinkedIn (See Below), Microsoft seems to be hard at work on the next generation of the XBOX. All I have to say, rather ask, dear readers is Why? The profiles not only hint that they’re working on the next gen console right now, but that they’ve been working on it. Now, Microsoft may have been slowly developing the next gen console so we may see it around the deadline Microsoft set, or we may see it in the next couple of years. I’m betting on the latter ladies and gentleman. The Wii-U is coming out some time and it seems Microsoft wants to keep ahead of Nintendo. Sony seems quaint atop it’s high pedestal since Nintendo fucked up with the 3DS and XBOX sales are not so optimistic in Japan. Sony may be in the works of a next gen console but they really don’t need to be, the PS3 seems to be perfect as it is.
However, I seriously don’t understand what in the hell Microsoft can bring to a next gen console. Graphics are as good as they’re going to get for awhile and there really isn’t a need for a next generation console. The XBOX 360 is doing a marvelous job doing what it does. However, here’s a thought dear readers, what if Microsoft is going into the hand held market? What if they are in development of something similar to the DS or even the iPad? Sony and Nintendo already have handhelds so it was only a matter of time before Microsoft joined in on the action. Time will only tell dear readers.
Jeff Faulkner: His Linkedin states this under current “Xbox Next Gen Creative Director at Microsoft Corporation”
Jonathan Harris: His Linkedin says this under experience “Designing the next generation of entertainment.”
Patrick Corrigan: His Linkedin states that he was “Providing groundwork and integration for branding elements for next-gen XBOX on all forms of media. Ranging from print to UI across future releases of the XBOX platform.” under Experience
Joe Langevin: His Linkedin says this under his experience: “I optimized existing voltage regulation circuitry to cut costs by 45 percent. Additionally, I designed and simulated high speed data buses to prevent electromagnetic interference in next-gen devices.”