The-world-goes-720-crazy-as-Microsoft-advertises-for-next-gen-hardware-boffins The world goes 720 crazy as Microsoft advertises for next gen hardware boffins

   08/03/2011 at 09:00       Phil May       4 COMMENTS.
 - Xbox 720, Microsoft, Next Generation, New Sensation, Gummy bears

It's years off, the mere seedling of an idea in a Microsoft noggin, but adverts for next-generation hardware goons on LinkedIn have set the internet ablaze with speculation about how long we'll have to wait before the next Xbox comes along.

With the transition between Xbox 1 and Xbox 360 described as "less than smooth" with the old console being dropped like a hot potato, it should be an interesting couple of years for the Xbox 360. Kinect is barely flapping its fledgeling wings, and the current console is still home to some of the planet's most fantastic games.

So why the talk of a next generation console? Microsoft obviously wants to be first out of the gate this time around, and it's easy to see why. Upping the hardware stakes could leave Microsoft's competitors well and truly stuck in the mud, particularly as Sony has previously mentioned it's invested in the PS3 for at least ten years. Nintendo don't exactly look like they're going to do much about a new Wii but then they've traditionally played new hardware development very close to their little pigeon chests.

So what would the announcement of new hardware mean to you? Would you be a day one adopter? Can you stand the heartache of first-edition-hardware failures (in the style of the red ring of death?) or do you think that new hardware talk is the work of feverish fanboys with nothing better to talk about in games news? Drop a thought in the box below and we'll love you long time, soldier boy.

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