Microsoft resumes mention next-gen Xbox
posted on 10.10.11 at 06:43 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New Xbox most likely in development.

It may come off as a huge surprise, but there are in fact people working on a next-generation Xbox. Shocking, I know.
Resumes discovered by internet sleuth Supererogatory today reveal several Microsoft employees and their positions on next-gen console development.

Microsoft employee and award-winning brand, web, and interactive creative director/designer Jeff Faulkner is acting as the “Xbox Next Gen Creative Director,” according to his profile.

“Senior Creative Director for Xbox,” currently “designing the next generation of entertainment,” is Jonathan Harris, linked here.

A Patrick Corrigan 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 [name and link removed by request], an “Xbox Hardware Intern at Microsoft,” is listed to be working on “high speed data buses to prevent electromagnetic interference in next-gen devices.”

All of these portfolio listings are from 2010 and onward.

  • Rafi

    Xbox 3rd Generation Spec:
    - 32 Core IBM/AMD/Intel CPU
    - 16 Gigabyte DDR4 RAM
    - 3 Gigabyte XDR3 AMD/Nvidia GPU
    - 512 Gigabyte SSD Sata 3
    - Sound Blaster 7.1 THX Sound Card
    - Blu-ray (BDXL) Drive Optic ??
    - 5x USB 3.0
    - Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    - HDMI 2.0
    - Bluetooth v4.0

    Ready for future gaming.

    • RedWolfe

      @Rafi: The only thing that I doubt would be included would be a blu-ray drive because they would pretty much have to pay Sony every time they sell a piece of software.

      • Rafi

        @RedWolfe:
        That’s why i put “??” in the end of sentence…..

        • RedWolfe

          @Rafi: I know that I was just offering my input. I wasn’t insulting you or anything.

          I agree with you especially when it comes to the RAM size and I’m definitely interested to see what kind of storage media they adopt, however, because even MS must know know that HD-DVD is a sinking ship.

      • AdamBoy64

        @RedWolfe: Perhaps so. Though I sure don’t want them to stick with DVD’s :)

        Otherwise they’ll have to start bundling DVD Storage Units with their next-gen games.

    • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

      @Rafi: Not enough power. Crysis will lag :(

      • Rafi

        @l1lyone:
        Crysis 3 ? XD

        • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

          @Rafi: ‘Crysis 1′ of course. Didn’t you know it requires NASA-computer to run with 60fps? I sure that NASA-computer is way >>> than XBOX 3rd gen. So XBOX will suck. Just as simple as that. :\

          • Rafi

            @l1lyone:
            Well, my PC can run Crysis 1 in 1 Frame Per YEAR !!
            Delicious…….

            • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

              @Rafi: Shit! I was wrong about NASA-computer . . .a bunch of NASA-computers to run ‘Crysis 1′ with 60 frames per second(?) !
              PS: Oh man, cut the crap. It won’t help anyway. :(((

    • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

      @Rafi: Lol You say For Futur Gaming ,,Coming in 2050

    • Kougeru

      @Rafi: Hahaha. The day a console even has 1 GB of RAM will be amazing. I know you werent serious though, considering the 32 core cpu lol.
      Microsoft would have to sell at a HUGE loss for a 512 GB SSD drive. No way it that ever gonna happen with the nextbox unless SSD drop in price like a rock sometime soon. I honestly think consoles will be dead within the next 2 generations (or this next one). PCs are just getting waaay too powerful too quick for consoles to keep up and they’re increasing the speed at which they do that. my PC in 2007 was already 1.5 times as powerful as consoles and now it’s about 3 times as powerful and is techncailly only worth about 500 dollars. Devs don’t take advantage. I do love the console exclusive games such as Nintendo franchise, but I do see sometime in the next 10-15 years that consoles will either be so far behind PCs it will be a joke, or they wont exist at all anymore and their exclusive games will be more for PC with controller options. The main feature for consoles orignally over PC, was that you could play with your friends and family in the same TV, same house. Not many people even do that anymore aside from Wii players…I’d hate to see consoles die but I do wish they would at the same time, it’s just a fact that they’re holding back developers from making more unique things, especially with physics and larger worlds, can’t experiment with a lot of new technology when they have to sell to consoles just to make a profit.

      • Rafi

        @Kougeru:
        That spec just my wish list and dream, i know if maybe that too powerfull/crazy/insane or godlike spec but the reason of it, it’s for make next-gen console life more longer…..

        Btw i want PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U life cycle more long.

  • RedWolfe

    Which comes as a surprise to no one, I think?

    Companies like Microsoft and Sony have stated many times in the past that the development cycle on their next systems usually starts right after their current one is finished.

  • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

    It’s not a surprise, how do you expect a next gen without clues two years before? It’s normal, but we’ll not see anything new on the stores until end of 2013.

    • RedWolfe

      @mateuspradosousa: It’s funny these consoles came out in 05-06 but I’m still not ready for new ones lol.

  • AdamBoy64

    I just hope they clear out their hardware issues with their next console before they release it.
    Rather than after they release it, like they did last time around.

  • Charlie

    I’m going to wait for PS4 :3

  • captainhowdy

    Can’t wait because I’m not buying a 360 when this one is around the corner. I hope MS pumps out more exclusives next gen.