We are continuing to see a variety of rumors and speculation emerging about the next game consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Whether its job listings or new patents awarded to the companies that may lead to new features for future devices, it seems work is well underway. Today we can tell you that the Xbox 720 may have been discussed in London.
Earlier this month we told you that the next Xbox from Microsoft was rumored to have the codename Durango. This was compared to the Project Natal name that was first used for the hugely successful Kinect motion sensor, and Durango uses the same South American origin.
Now according to an article on SlashGear Crytek developer Sean Tracy may have let sip a secret developers meeting in London via Twitter. The tweet was quickly pulled but Tracy mentioned he was “enjoying the Durango developer’s summit”. He continued by saying some revealing talks were taking place, it has been claimed by some sources that Crytek were currently working on a TimeSplitters 4 title as one of the first titles coming on the next gen hardware.
There continues to be talk that the next Xbox will be first showcased at this year’s E3 event during the summer, even though this has been previously denied. Yesterday we told you the news that Bethesda had begun hiring for the next gen hardware, with the first title thought to be Fallout 4, and now even more job listings point to new consoles on route.
Now according to an article over at Electric Pig the development team behind the Fable franchise is looking for new staff. The job listing is for a lead programmer to work on hardware that is not yet available, and for an unannounced title. It also states that the candidate will need to have experience working with DirectX 11, which isn’t used on either the Sony PlayStation 3 or Microsoft Xbox 360.
This is technology that has been rumored previously to be coming on the next Xbox though, and with all these recent job listings must mean that next gen hardware technology is already known by developers.
Do you think we will see any new hardware showcased by Sony or Microsoft this year?
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