Ad for next gen Xbox hardware creation is changed

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Microsoft are advertising for an individual to join their Xbox Industrial Design studio, but possible leaks to next gen kit were hinted at.

Dualshockers reported on a Microsoft job posting last week which was seeking a ‘super creator’ to help them create ‘next generation entertainment hardware.’ Yesterday the ad was changed to remove any references to ‘next generation.’

The original excerpt posted by Dualshockers read:

“The Xbox Industrial Design studio is building a world class in house team. We love entertainment. We live for building transformative entertainment experiences that resonate with consumers. We are looking for passionate designers who want to help us create next generation entertainment hardware for Microsoft.


Primary Responsibilities

This is a design position within the Xbox industrial design studio. You will be joining a team that drives vision and product development for Xbox hardware programs. The right candidate will be a “hands on” individual contributor that will bring thought leadership, inspirational creative output, and passion to the Xbox entertainment space. In essence, this position requires nothing less than a “super creator”.”

The ad is still on Microsoft’s site, but the wording has been altered, most notably the removal of the ‘next generation’ part. It now read like this:

Join the world class, in house Xbox Industrial Design studio. We love entertainment and live for building transformative experiences that resonate with consumers. We are looking for passionate designers to help create new Devices and experiences for Microsoft.”

Could this have been a genuine slip-up, giving away the fact they’re working on the next generation of Xbox? Or could it simply be a misleading use of words, and they’re not actually advertising for that? Either way, we’d be surprised if they weren’t looking at creating the next Xbox, in whatever guise it may take. And this ‘super creator’ sounds interesting, it’d be a good thing to have on your CV (résumé), that’s for sure.

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