A job advert posted by Microsoft on the Microsoft web site suggests that the next Xbox will be on the shelves within eighteen months. This is the second time a sequel to the Xbox 360 has been mentioned, although last time we were all mistaken as the comments were ‘not understood in their intended context’.
This time we have written proof and it reads ‘Over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox, along with completely new offerings like Microsoft Surface.’
Windows 8 is out this year, Office 2013/15 went into Beta at the start of June so can’t be far off release, Surface is also due near the end of the year, so does that mean the next Xbox could be out Christmas 2013 – which is the date everyone has already assumed?
I have placed a screengrab on this page so it can be read ‘in context’ but obviously everyone will be mistaken and will read the job advert out of context.
To help Microsoft when this happens I have created a press release for them.
The mention of a ‘new Xbox’ in the job listing posted by Microsoft on Microsoft.com has been misread and not viewed in the intended context.
The listing mentions ‘ new versions’ of a wave of products such as Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8 and Xbox SmartGlass.
Absolutely, most definitely referring to that.
There we go, that saves me having to write another news item this afternoon.