Microsoft job ad advises 'Xbox 720' out by Feb 2014
Waiting for the next generation of Microsoft's Xbox games console? You won't be kept more than 18 months, it seems.
A job vacancy posted on Microsoft's website revealed: "Over the next 18 months, Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox."
Don't look for the listing - Redmond's leak police quickly excised the slip-up, but not before PC World spotted it.
But the cat's out of the bag: there'll be an 'Xbox 720' out by February 2014. Christmas 2013, you reckon then?
Not, of course, that World+Dog hadn't figured this broad timetable out anyway. It's well known that the current generation of consoles are nearing the end of their life as flagship products, and that new versions will be out in the next year or two.
Analysts and other observers have been forecasting a 2013/2104 launch for both the next Xbox and the next-generation PlayStation.
Microsoft Windows general manager Brian Hall recently let slip that the company is now timing the release of "the new wave of products that we could have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the new Windows Phone and the new Xbox".
The comment that prompted Redmond spin control to insist that Hall was talking about an Xbox accessory update. ®
You get 720, but can explain why it's predesessor was called the Xbox 360?
"Analysts and other observers have been forecasting a 2013/2104 launch for both the next Xbox and the next-generation PlayStation."
Covering all bases then?
Re: What about all those Customer service agent jobs?
yeah, like they are going to use red LED's this time round.
What the hell do they teach in school these days?
Over the last week of the Olympics, I've heard so many politicians promising so much extra sport in schools in order to maintain our current success rate, the only way 720 degrees could be worked into a lesson would be as part of the hammer throw. ;-)
Re: Its not XBOX 720
actually there are some rumors going around the tubes saying that the next Xbox will called: Xbox Infinity. It will be using '8' just like Windows is doing, but it will be sideways.
but that is just a rumor!