Xbox 720 to Release “In the Next Eighteen Months” says Job Listing


A job listing on Microsoft’s career website, spotted by CVG, has made a mention hinting that the next generation Xbox console will be releasing “in the next eighteen month.” Does this mean we will see the Xbox 720 by 2014?

The job listing found is looking for a Central Marketing Group director. The listing specifically says that “over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox, along with completely new offerings like Microsoft Surface,” almost confirming that we will hear about the new Xbox in the coming months.

This doesn’t come to much of a surprise as rumors have floated around the interent suggesting a release in 2013 and development kits have been spotted already. Also, Microsoft mentioned the “next Xbox” earlier this week, but quickly denied they were talking about a next generation console.

What are your thoughts on this? It does seem that we are ending the end of the current console’s life cycle and should be seeing new hardware very soon. Discuss in the comments below or in the Stick Skills forums.

Being a game journalist for a few years, Nick has written for a number of websites and even ran one a few years ago. When not writing, you can find Nick writing songs with his guitar, coding an application or game or studying for his next exam at Becker College in Massachusetts where he studies Game Development and Programming.