New Xbox and Kinect – Microsoft’s hiring

It’s sort of old news that Microsoft are about to ramp up their next-gen console development; the company started hiring for what would appear to be the next system a while back. Now however, further confirmation comes of the console’s develpoment along with the possibility of a new Kinect device. Already? Fear not; it’s likely being designed for the new system.

US recruiters BINC are listing positions for jobs at Microsoft. A description on one employee’s LinkedIn site reads: “BINC is onsite at Microsoft’s Bay Area Campus in Mountain View helping the Xbox HW organization ramp up their Silicon Architecture and Development team to build the next generation Xbox and Kincet devices. With 8 million Kinects sold in the first 60 days of launch and 50 million Xbox consoles sold it is an exciting time for Xbox. The team is innovating in graphics, audio, and video architecture, 3d sensing, natural user interface, and fabless semiconductor technologies.”

Will the next Kinect launch hand-in-hand with the next Xbox? Sounds like we’ll definitely be in for some exciting announcements from the MS boys in the next few years.

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