Is Microsoft working on the new Xbox console?
It looks like Microsoft is infact working on the next generation Xbox. A new report spills out some interesting details about several Microsoft developers who are working on the next-generation Xbox console, according to their resumes on the social networking site Linkdin.
According to his Linkdin profile, Jeff Faulkner, a Microsoft employee, is working as the “Xbox Next Gen Greative Director.” Faulkner is also an award-winning brand, web, and interactive creative designer.
In another profile, we learn about Jonathan Harris who is a “Senior Creative Director for Xbox” and is currently “designing the next generation of entertainment.”
A third profile, belonging to Microsoft’s Patrick Corrigan, states that he is “providing groundwork and integration for branding elements for next-gen Xbox on all forms of media. Ranging from print to UI across future releases of the Xbox platform.”
And finally, in the fourth Linkdin profile, we learn that Joe Langevin is an “Xbox Hardware Intern at Microsoft” and is working on “high speed data buses to prevent electromagnetic interference in next-gen devices.”
In a recent interview with Xbox Magazine, AMD’s Director of ISV Relations, Neal Robinson, indicated that Microsoft’s next generation Xbox console will feature major improvements to its graphics. In fact, the new console will match the visual quality of the movie ‘Avatar.’
Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, currently known as Xbox Next or Xbox 720, will also feature a major improvement to its AI of in-game characters. In other words, each non-playable character in games will have a better mentality. Robinson also teased that the new console will exceed the graphic quality of all current consoles including the Wii and Playstation and even most high-end PCs.Further reading: Xbox, Xbox 360