Speculation about the next generation of games consoles continue to emerge. We have had developers saying they already know when the next round of consoles will be available. Now today we can tell you that the Xbox 720 is currently under development according to employees of Microsoft.
An article on Winrumors is reporting that several employees of the company have revealed they are already working on the next Xbox console. They revealed their positions on a variety of resume pages on the LinkedIn social networking site. Jeff Faulkner, who is Microsoft’s director and designer, is allegedly working as the Xbox next gen Creative Director.
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Meanwhile Jonathan Harris is working as the Senior Creative Director for the Xbox, and is currently designing the next generation of entertainment. While Patrick Corrigan is said to be working on groundwork and integration for branding elements for the next Xbox for all forms of media content. Finally we have Joe Langevin who is an Xbox Hardware Intern at the company, and he has stated that he is working on high speed data buses for the next gen devices.
It is commonly thought that Microsoft was working on the next gen console by some quarters, as the current Xbox has been available since 2005. The Xbox 360 is still selling well around the world, and has been given a new lease of life with software updates and the Kinect motion sensor.
There have been rumors previously that Microsoft could announce the next Xbox console at next year’s E3 event with a release the following year. Both Sony and Microsoft are probably working on the next generation of consoles, but it doesn’t mean we will be seeing them anytime soon.
How long do you think it will be before we see the Xbox 720?