There has been a lot of speculation that at E3 this year that we would see the next generation of the Xbox 360. Well, if you were hoping for that, we must let you down gently as Microsoft’s David Dennis has re-confirmed that 2012 is all about the Xbox 360 and that they will not be showcasing next-generation hardware at E3.
The quote was obtained directly from an email sent by David Dennis: “’For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360,’ Microsoft's Dennis says in a statement explaining that there will be no talk/show of new Xbox at E3”, courtesy of Dina Bass. It does not get much clearer than that, which will most likely put a damper on many expectations for the upcoming tradeshow.
Little is known about the next generation of the Xbox platform; it is currently rumored that the console will drop support for disc based games and instead favor digital downloads. Some speculation has said that the platform will support Blu-Ray but these two rumors currently contradict each other.
In other next gen Xbox news, there ha also been new position posted on Microsoft’s job board that has been pulled but thanks to Google cache, you can take a look at it here. The job posting, via ubergizmo is posted below:
The ISS Console Multimedia Team, responsible for designing and developing the next generation console, is looking for a highly motivated and skilled audio developer. If you love gaming, game audio and music, then join us as an integral part of the team tasked to revolutionize audio for the next generation of Xbox.
The job posting does not provide much in terms of details about the next generation of the Xbox but does indicate that the team is still looking for talented individuals to help foster the creation of the upcoming console.
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