Gamers have wondered for a long while when exactly the next generation video game consoles would be created and hit the market. The current top systems, such as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3, were released in 2005 and 2006 respectively — a lot longer a run than consoles are used to seeing.
We still don’t have an answer on when these systems will arrive, but some hints are now pointing at Microsoft beginning to get things moving forward.
Some new job listings have been posted on Linkedin for Microsoft, and they’re seeking people to bring the new console technologies to life. One listing seeks a Senior Architect and Performance Engineer in the Xbox Console Architecture Group, while another seeks someone with much knowledge in 3D…whatever that could possibly mean!
If Microsoft is just starting to put a team together to design and develop the video game console that will replace the Xbox 360, this likely means that a product is still a good handful of years off in the distance. For those of you itching for the latest and greatest system that could be bad news, but for the rest of us it sounds just about perfect.
With technology ever-evolving one might think we could use a new video game console every few years. The truth, however, is that we really don’t need constant upgrades. It’s exciting to have the great new high-tech products places like Apple put out, but consumers hate dropping hundreds of dollars to upgrade every year.
The first year or two (and sometimes more) a new gaming system is released, it always shows many issues that need to be fixed. By the time things are working at full potential much time has passed, making a decade or so feel like a good time frame for new systems. The current systems are just about at top performance level and we should have the very best of their game titles in our near future.
It will be pretty exciting to see what the kings of gaming unveil what they’re working on in the future, but for now I’ll keep busy enjoying what we already have right in front of us.
Do you feel this is too long to wait for a new system or, considering cost and system utilization, is this right where you like it?