Over the years we’ve learned so much by looking at job ads for the games industry. The latest of Microsoft’s wanted ads may hint at a new console. It could be us daydreaming about a system that doesn’t sound like a truck starting up when you turn it on, but the descriptions from these three new listings sounds like they’re working on something new.
They want a hardware architect, a hardware verification engineer, and a performance engineer for the Xbox Console Architecture Group, according to G4. The listing for the verification engineer sounds promising:
Do you have a passion for leading edge technology? Are you fascinated by the video game industry and Xbox 360? Come join a dynamic engineering team and play a key role in the development and verification of the Xbox and future platforms.
Of course, this could be nothing at all. Nothing has been verified, and you know that Microsoft won’t talk. The timing’s right, though. If they really are working on a new Xbox console, what kind of silly name are they going to come up with this time?