Both Sony and Microsoft are busy putting the finishing touches to their respective next gen gaming consoles, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 respectively. Both are slated for a market debut towards the end of the year.
Sony though can be considered to be a step ahead of Microsoft on this as it has already launched – even if has been a partial one – the PlayStation 4 a few months back. We at least know something of what Sony’s next offering in the gaming console segment will be like though the scenario is just the opposite with the Microsoft Xbox 720 that is also being referred to as the Durango or the Infinity.
However, in such a situation, its rumors that we are left to depend on and the strongest on this is pointing towards an Xbox that will come with a PC like architecture. The idea of the Xbox to have an architecture that is quite similar to a gaming PC is quite probable considering the device nonetheless will be based on a version of Windows 8.
The above gains more solid foting on the back of Microsoft having put up ads specifying requirements of an individual having ‘experience with both X86 and ARM ISAs’. In another ad, Microsoft has stressed the requirement for someone who has a ‘deep understanding of modern PC architecture’.
This does add some degree of credibility to the ongoing rumors of Microsoft’s next Xbox to come with a PC like architecture.