The Xbox 360 can be hailed as a success for Microsoft who actually bit their teeth and dug deep after the first Xbox experience which did fairly well in its home country, but more or less failed in other notable gaming territories, especially in Japan. Having said that, the industry seems to be primed for a new wave of next generation consoles, and you can be sure that Microsoft will continue to be in the game as the software giant hinted at next-generation Xbox hardware after putting up ads to hire folks to get involved in some fancy 3D imaging work, touting that “the best is yet to come”.
The blurb for a Software Development Engineer at the Interactive Entertainment Business in Redmond said, “Do you want to work on the future of Natural User Input as a member of the team that *shipped* Kinect for the Xbox 360?” Do you have strong research skills and are passionate about engineering and product development?”
I guess this is a clue as clear as any, as the Xbox 360 does not seem to have that many years left in its lifespan, so we do hope that a next generation console from Microsoft will be able to spruce up this market.
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