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Microsoft seeks staff for "next- gen console architectures"

Job postings fuel new hardware speculation

A series of job postings from Microsoft have hinted that the Xbox firm is starting work on new console hardware.

Positions on LinkedIn (brought to light on Beyond3D) called for a graphics hardware architect to work on "next-generation console architectures from conception through implementation", plus a senior architect and performance engineer for the Xbox Console Architecture Group.

Also sought was a senior hardware design verification engineer, "responsible for the design verification and qualification of the Xbox console at the component, motherboard, and system levels."

With no further details available as yet, the positions do not yet confirm whether Microsoft is working on a new console, further revision of the current one, or something else entirely.

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