Could the Xbox 720 be on its way? (Note: Thats not the actual name, just a cheesy intro. Dont quote me.) But, apparently, recently a few job postings have been surfacing on LinkedIn looking to hire positions that would entail working on the architecture for the next-generation Xbox console.

Postings listed openings for a Graphics Architect position working with Xbox hardware, hoping for someone to lead a team that would be responsible for defining and delivering next generation console architectures from conception through implementation. Another position open is that of Senior Engineer, looking for someone to work on the development and verification of current and future Xbox platforms. A third posting announced an opening for a Senior Performance Architect who would be responsible for product definition throughout the entire process from beginning to end.

All of this information was compiled and speculated by IGN, and is certainly something interesting to ponder. IGN speculates that the Xbox 360 initial architectural procedures began in 2003 with the console released in 2005, so hopefully this new product could be out within two years, in 2012 or 2013. Apparently, Microsoft had not responded to IGN with comments about those postings, but hopefully the truth is in the social media websites postings. Exciting news for all of us (although not necessarily for me because I just bought the Xbox 360 and would like it to last me a good while longer than 2 years)!