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Consoles tend to go through multiple iterations as time goes by. The Xbox 360, PS3 and even the Wii got more than one re-design, with each of the previous generation consoles being shrunk in one manner or another.

It’s expected that both Microsoft & Sony will release new versions of the Xbox One and PS4, respectively.

A recent job posting by Microsoft for a Senior Electrical engineer specifically for the Xbox division certainly seems to suggest that the platform holder is already looking to the future of the Xbox One.

Check out the job requirements down below, we've highlighted some of the more interesting parts for your convenience.

Developing a holistic system-level solution for complex, integrated entertainment devices

Specifying, designing (schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM, cost analysis), implementing and verifying electrical subsystems on the motherboard

Development of subsystem requirements by working with team members to evaluate different solution options for functionality, cost and risk

Developing electrical solutions, implementing, verifying and supporting in production.

Working with other engineers across disciplines to design, test and debug complex hardware technologies for product development, to meet aggressive cost and schedule goals.

Learn, analyze and implement new interfaces and subsystems, break down complex issues and collaborate across cross-functional teams to resolve issues in a timely manner.

Must be able to plan work and work to a plan, adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment.

Qualifications:

A BS in Electrical Engineering is a minimum requirement; post-graduate or additional degrees in mechanical engineering, optics, physics, or mathematics preferred.

A solid understanding of core engineering principles, circuit design and analysis is required.
Experience with a variety of lab equipment, including but not limited to oscilloscopes, electronics loads, Venable, DMM’s, automation equipment

5-7 years of experience designing, implementing, and shipping consumer electronics products.

Prior design and implementation, familiarity with PC, embedded system architectures hardware and software

Design for manufacturing and test experience is required Knowledge of high volume consumer electronics design and manufacturing is desired.

Strong bench evaluation and in-lab debugging skills are required.

Strong communication skills and must be able to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms.

Assuming that Microsoft isn’t planning on bringing out the successor to the Xbox One just yet (we don’t expect that for another 8-10 years,) there is a strong possibility that the Xbox One will be getting a bit of liposuction in the near future.

The firm is also hiring for a CAD Engineer, once again specifically for the Xbox division. The CAD Engineer is need to help with the “creation, maintenance, and enhancement of multilayer, high pin count, high performance printed circuit boards of the highest quality.”


One of the biggest criticisms directed at the Xbox One is it’s rather cumbersome form. Whilst some are pleased with the aesthetics, seeing it as a throwback to the original Xbox, many complain that it’s just not all that pretty to look at.

What do you think? Would you be happy to see an Xbox One Slim edition in the next year or so? Or are you happy with the current model? Let us know down in the comments section below.

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You know how they made a 360 that looks like an Xbox One?

Plot twist is that they are going to make an Xbox One that looks like a Phat 360. :happy:

Back on-topic, I can't really say the One lacks aesthetically. I mean, I don't consider it difficult to look at or anything like that. I would see it as a bit silly to make a Slim version of the Xbox One unless they are doing so to correct any sort hardware flaws (as opposed to flaws in the aesthetic realms.)
 
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You know how they made a 360 that looks like an Xbox One?

Plot twist is that they are going to make an Xbox One that looks like a Phat 360. :happy:

Back on-topic, I can't really say the One lacks aesthetically. I mean, I don't consider it difficult to look at or anything like that. I would see it as a bit silly to make a Slim version of the Xbox One unless they are doing so to correct any sort hardware flaws (as opposed to flaws in the aesthetic realms.)

Xbox One Phat Edition :wtf:!!! I also feel it is just fine on the eyes but there are many that think otherwise, PS4 diehards(cough,cough). Even if they make a slim regardless of performance upgrades, people will buy it. Thats all it is in the end, gotta get that money man! Anyway thanks for the feedback.:thumbsup:
 
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Xbox One Phat Edition :wtf:!!! I also feel it is just fine on the eyes but there are many that think otherwise, PS4 diehards(cough,cough). Even if they make a slim regardless of performance upgrades, people will buy it. Thats all it is in the end, gotta get that money man! Anyway thanks for the feedback.:thumbsup:
Hey now, I have a PS4 and I don't have an Xbox One, but I'm not going to hate for no reason here :wink: The X1 looks nice.

Hah, you have a point there! If they make a Slim version in different colors too, that will be incentive. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for special editions and stuff like that so if a Slim version happened and it was made with extra special variants some might be extra swayed to buy it.
 
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If it is a slim version, I won't buy into it like I never have for any console I owned if it's just for aesthetics, especially as I like the X1s shape, size and design. I'd only buy one if there was major tech improvements that really did make a difference and if there was some kind of trade up and pay a smaller amount system in place (that worked in the UK not just the states).

That being said, perhaps it isn't a slim or XL version, it might be a smaller or better Kinect system. Maybe even the next step in their VR program they have supposedly been working on for a few years now. Maybe even a Smartglass variation of Google Glass to allow for better socialisation or what not
 
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Is it just me or does it seem insane to sell a console with the same hardware for over 7 years?
 
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Is it just me or does it seem insane to sell a console with the same hardware for over 7 years?
From a business standing point, that's a great deal!
 
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Hey now, I have a PS4 and I don't have an Xbox One, but I'm not going to hate for no reason here :wink: The X1 looks nice.

Hah, you have a point there! If they make a Slim version in different colors too, that will be incentive. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for special editions and stuff like that so if a Slim version happened and it was made with extra special variants some might be extra swayed to buy it.

Just wait for a Bioshock X1 edition :wink:
 
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Hey now, I have a PS4 and I don't have an Xbox One, but I'm not going to hate for no reason here :wink: The X1 looks nice.

Hah, you have a point there! If they make a Slim version in different colors too, that will be incentive. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for special editions and stuff like that so if a Slim version happened and it was made with extra special variants some might be extra swayed to buy it.
I'm not hating on PS4 users at all! To be honest I was going to buy one before my buddy got me a Xbox for free, then i spent my money elsewhere. Didn't see a point in having two consoles. But yes that would bring their market up exponentially! Let's sell a Xbox without kinect for $400, then charge $150 for the kinect a lot of people will end up buying.
 
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Just bought an xbox one too -_-
 
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WHOA NO WAY I HAVENT HEARD THIS YET. WHY ARE WE SCREAMING?!
 
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Xbox One Phat Edition :wtf:!!! I also feel it is just fine on the eyes but there are many that think otherwise, PS4 diehards(cough,cough). Even if they make a slim regardless of performance upgrades, people will buy it. Thats all it is in the end, gotta get that money man! Anyway thanks for the feedback.:thumbsup:

performance upgrades ?
well... they cant upgrade the graphics or other stuff if they make a new slim because then the old people cant play those.
all they can do is make it load stuff faster and make it not loud.
 
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performance upgrades ?
well... they cant upgrade the graphics or other stuff if they make a new slim because then the old people cant play those.
all they can do is make it load stuff faster and make it not loud.
What? Lol it's called a software update
 
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If it is a slim version, I won't buy into it like I never have for any console I owned if it's just for aesthetics, especially as I like the X1s shape, size and design. I'd only buy one if there was major tech improvements that really did make a difference and if there was some kind of trade up and pay a smaller amount system in place (that worked in the UK not just the states).

That being said, perhaps it isn't a slim or XL version, it might be a smaller or better Kinect system. Maybe even the next step in their VR program they have supposedly been working on for a few years now. Maybe even a Smartglass variation of Google Glass to allow for better socialisation or what not
1. That is all that any new edition of any console comes out is, unless it is a newgen console (xbox 360 to xbox one, p3 to ps4)
2. They did an update that dropped 10% off the kinect, so that won't happen.
 
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I honestly dont think there will be a slim console this soon... Maybe next year?
 
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