It only seems normal to find Microsoft hiring new game programmers but apparently the intent of it is what makes it really interesting. Thanks to a job listing, speculations are running in the air that Microsoft is set to unveil a new massive multiplayer online game as well as a new successor for the Xbox 360.
“Microsoft Games Studios is looking for experienced game developers to work on next generation Xbox platform titles and Windows games.” Specifically, Microsoft Game Studios is looking for: “an experienced server developer to help develop our server architecture. We are building an extremely high performance system to extend console games to the server in new ways; creating a completely new set of web services to support dynamic programming information of games and scheduling data.” And that’s not all, Microsoft is currently “building a backend capable of hosting a 300,000 player game in real-time with real money on the line (anti-cheating, etc).”
So with that in mind, you have to wonder what is in store for the many followers of the Xbox 360 and of course addicted MMO players. If the rumor and speculations are indeed true, you can bet that everyone will keep an eye out for new developments. Microsoft is no lemon when it comes to new products or services and surely this tidbits are something worth watching out for.
(Source) Slippery Brick