Xbox 720 Specs Appear In Microsoft Job Ad [RUMOR]

By Binu Paul , Updated Apr 23, 2013 08:19 AM EDT

Earlier this month, we heard about a lead software engineer at Microsoft putting next-generation Xbox experience in his resume on LinkedIn and now a new recruitment ad for a Xbox software development engineer at Microsoft seeks candidates with x86 architecture experience.

It was heavily rumored recently that Microsoft will use an AMD x86 processor in its next, as yet unannounced, console. AMD, who also provides chips for Sony's PlayStation 4, will reportedly provide a Jaguar-based CPU clocked at 1.6GHz for the next-gen console. This rumor is partially confirmed by the latest Microsoft job ad, as spotted by OXM, which says X86 / ARM assembly experience is desired.

"Microsoft is seeking a software development engineer to work on Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, see, and experience with the x86 architecture is "desirable," the report says about the super slim reference in the job ad.

Microsoft's unrevealed new Xbox console, codenamed Durango and unofficially dubbed Xbox 720, was originally thought to get an official release at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March. That did not happen. However, it is now expected that the software giant will spell out its plans for its next Xbox console at an event in April/May this year and then the console will have a full roster launch at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

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