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Microsoft seeking a 3D R&D engineer for next-gen Xbox

updated 04:30 pm EST, Tue February 14, 2012

Microsoft job posting hints next Xbox to get 3D

The next Xbox console may have 3D gaming capabilities, with the latest evidence supporting this likelihood coming in the form a recent job posting for a position in Haifa, Israel. The Algorithm Research & Development Engineer for the Xbox team would work to design and implement code for a "state of the art" 3D imaging system. The position calls for working closely with the Redmond, Washington-based team with both hardware and software development in mind.

The posting is from Interactive Entertainment Business, which is responsible for Xbox, Xbox Live, Kinect, and Zune Marketplace.

The idea of 3D gaming is an appealing one, as there are more and more 3D-capable TVs on the market and the technology is ever evolving and becoming more affordable. The Xbox 360's biggest competitor, Sony's PS3, already offers 3D gaming on its current-generation console.

The next-generation Xbox is rumored to support Blu-ray optical discs and a six-fold speed boost for its graphics processor, which would make the platform better suited for the graphics-intensive 3D Microsoft envisions. The console is likely to come to market sometime in 2013. [via BGR]

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