Sony has been teasing their upcoming next-generation PlayStation 5. Rumors suggest that Sony might release their next-gen console next week but it will be released in 2020 surely. Sony has been preparing hard for their new console and Microsoft isn’t goofing around either. The job posting for next generation Xbox has been listed on the official Microsoft website. Apparently, three jobs can be seen but more might be added in the future.
Microsoft Hiring Engineers to work on Next Generation Xbox
There is a total of three jobs which could be found on the website which are:
- Sr. Electrical Engineer Xbox
- Senior Electrical Engineer – Xbox Storage HW Developer
- Sr. Mechanical Engineer Xbox
Sr. Electrical Engineer Xbox Details and Requirements
Here is the description of the job title according to Microsoft:
The Xbox Hardware development team is seeking an experienced electrical engineering candidate to lead the electrical development of our next generation accessories. The successful candidate is one who enjoys bringing both technical and tactical expertise to cross-disciplinary teams and is excited about leading system-level and sub-system designs through fast-paced product development cycles.
A strong mix of technical breadth and depth will allow you to work cross-functionally with different disciplines (Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Firmware) to develop compelling innovative products. You will design and develop circuits, select key strategic components and that encompasses the entire product.
You can check the full details from here.
Senior Electrical Engineer – Xbox Storage HW Developer
According to the job listing here is a snippet of description showing that the next generation Xbox will have flash storage solutions as suggested in the description:
We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Senior Engineer to develop storage solutions with the Xbox console hardware development team. Storage solutions include HDD, SSD, and Flash-based storage technologies. The successful candidate will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge storage technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects. The focus will be integrating the right storage solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as cost, reliability, capacity and performance requirements.
Integration includes defining the requirements for each storage technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification, and validation of each technology.
For full details visit this link.
Sr. Mechanical Engineer Xbox
Here’s some of the description of the job:
The Xbox Accessories Team is looking for a highly motivated and seasoned Senior Mechanical Engineer to lead the mechanical system development of our next generation accessories. The successful candidate is one who enjoys bringing both technical and tactical expertise to cross-disciplinary teams and is excited about leading system-level and sub-system designs through fast-paced product development cycles. A strong mix of technical breadth and depth will allow you to work cross-functionally to tie mechanical assemblies, electronics and software into compelling consumer experiences.
For full details visit this link.
Xbox One X and Future of Xbox
Microsoft released their most powerful gaming console in the world in 2017 to compete with Sony’s PS4 Pro. This is the only case where Xbox One X seemed to have a huge lead over PS4 Pro due to its structure and other technical details offering a true 4K experience compared to the PS4 which do not truly support 4K.
through the baked-in features of the Pro which gives the player an experience that will look indistinguishable from 4K to the naked eye. Which is not in any way a bad thing.
We can clearly see both companies are gearing up for their next generation console releases along with the whole world. There is a lot of focus on these next-gen consoles and it will truly be interesting what the next generation consoles will offer. We can speculate that if Microsoft will back Xbox really well then we will see a truly gaming beasts in the upcoming years. Not to say for exclusives as Microsoft has been acquiring studios recently.
What do you guys think? What kind of console Microsoft will release as compared to Xbox One X or previous models? Do let us know about your thoughts in the comments down below.