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EA Lists Mass Effect 3 for “Next Gen” Console

Despite starting as a Microsoft published title on Xbox 360 and PC, the Mass Effect series branched out onto the PlayStation 3 with Mass Effect 2 thanks to Electronic Arts. The series, however, might be making another jump with its third entry.

On EA press site they list Mass Effect 3 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and “Next Gen.” Exactly what platform that is isn’t listed. Considering the Wii U is planned to be launched in 2012 as well, Nintendo’s platform is probably a good guess. That or maybe even the PlayStation Vita.

There’s always the possibility of it being a currently unannounced platform, but with rumored hardware launches pointing at 2013 at the earliest, that seems a bit far out.

Mass Effect 3 launches March 6, 2012 in North America, followed by a European release on March 9, 2012.

Multiple MS Employee LinkedIn Resumes List Next Generation Xbox Development

Four LinkedIn resumes suggest that a next generation Xbox has been in development since at least September of 2011. Jeff Faulkner, Jonathan Harris, Patrick Corrigan and Joe Langevin all list working on next generation Xbox hardware.

Super Annuation was tipped the LinkedIn pages, but the listings don’t tell us how far along the project is.  Thanks to Harris, we know that the project is over a year old.

Over the last year or so rumors started spreading about software developers getting early glimpses at next generation Xbox hardware has been spreading about. We’ve even heard some rumors that internal developers like RARE are now turning their focus to the new platform.

For now, nothing is confirmed.