Bethesda Game Studios is looking for experienced console programmers “to work on cutting-edge technology for an unannounced game on future-generation consoles.”
While this is interesting in itself, there’s a little tidbit that makes it even more juicy: In addition to the requisite about “extensive experience programming and optimizing for the Xbox 360 and PS3”, the ad also specifies “Experience with DirectX 11” as a plus.
While this is by no means an official confirmation of the fact that the consoles of the next generation will support DirectX 11, it can easily be considered as an hint.
Considering the pace at which consoles follow the evolution of PC hardware, it would seems logical for the upcoming generation to be comparable to mid-range gaming PCs currently available. Of course we’re talking about the successors of the PS3 and Xbox 360, as the graphics chip that will serve as the heart of the Wii U will probably support only DirectX 10.