It’s hardly surprising, that one of the big three would have an eye on the future in terms of what we’ll be playing on by means of new hardware sometime over the coming years. What is interesting to note, however, if a recent ad over at Linked-In can suggest anything, is that Microsoft appear to be in no rush to introduce its “Next-Box.” Not if they’re only looking for key members of staff now, that is.
Two positions are advertised, the first a Graphics Hardware Architect (found on the Beyond 3D Forum), while a Senior Architect and Performance Engineer for the Xbox Console Architecture Group is also sought.
For the latter job, “familiarity with CPU core and/or GPU core architectures” is essential. You must also be a team player and like Mr. Gates’ glasses. If you’re a graphics nut and are intrigued by the first role, due note: “The successful candidate is expected to have a working knowledge of how state-of-the-art PC and/or console OS, driver and application code is designed and how it interacts with graphics HW/firmware.”
Rules us out, then.
What say you? Too soon? When do you want a new Xbox console? 2014? 2016? Now?