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Microsoft Working on New AAA Service-Based Core Game In Collaboration With Third Party Studio

by on June 4, 2014 5:03 PM 135

Looks like Microsoft’s Game Studios have another AAA game in the pipeline, as revealed by a new career opportunity ad published today seeking a Senior Producer.

Below you can check out an excerpt from the post, with the relevant parts bolded.

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Microsoft Studios is looking for a Senior Producer to drive the future of gaming through AAA core games and service-based experiences, technology, and business models. You will work with AAA external game developers and an internal team of top-notch, experienced, cross-discipline employees in Microsoft’s Xbox organization. Qualification for the role must include a min of 6+ years making AAA games with a min of 2+ years at a Senior Producer role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Senior Producer in the Microsoft Studios Publishing organization, you will work directly with an Executive Producer to lead the efforts on a core AAA title.

This role has a range of responsibilities:
Lead the development and execution of a gaming service based on a AAA game for core gamers that both keeps them enthusiastically engaged while also driving financial success.
Lead a cross-functional, virtual team across design, engineering, business, analytics, user research, IT, and more.
Drive communication between Microsoft Studios and development partner, and across the rest of the Xbox organization. Provide regular status to the various Studios teams, including conducting internal reviews with leads and Studios Management.
Identify problems in advance and drive creative solutions to fix them. A Senior Producer needs to be able to see challenges before they arise, create plans to manage the tasks and alleviate the risks, and pitch in to execute those plans as needed.
Assess development risks and evaluate teams, create and maintain development schedules and project plans, establish milestone themes, guide and setup process, removes roadblock, ability to manage the final/burn down of the game.
Work with the external partner and the teams in Microsoft Studios to manage the game schedule and milestones.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
Min 6+ years of experience shipping games, must have experience shipping AAA console or PC games through multiple product cycles.
Deep Experience Shipping AAA titles. Understanding intersection between experience, technology, and business is a must. Shipping AAA console or PC games is a bonus.

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The description above indicates a core game of the AAA quality, but service-based, meaning based either on subscriptions or microtransactions. The requirements also seem to indicate a title for both consoles (probably Xbox One) and PC.

Interestingly, the ad also describes a game created in collaboration between Microsoft Game Studios and an external third party partner.

Considering this generation’s focus on free to play and microtransactions, it’s not surprising to see Microsoft preparing to develop another games fitting that bill. We’ll have to keep the feelers out, and see if any further details will be shared anytime soon.

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  • Porcu Peth

    huh.. MMO?

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Not necessarily. Could be anything based on microtransactions, Killer Instinct is pretty much the same for instance.

      • doplerradar

        If it follows a similar model as Killer Instinct I will be fine with that.

      • Bonn Bo

        Hey uh im new here so im not sure where i can go to help with spreading some news, but a trailer for new Dark Souls 2 DLC was released, not sure how else I can get you this information and im sorry if this isn’t allowed, but this was the only thing i could think of to give you the news

      • Bonn Bo
  • Lucas00
    • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

      Don Matrick > Phil spencer

    • MTM2

      CEO of Sony > Head of Xbox

      Lord, I hope Dualshockers doesn’t become an xbot nest.

      • hahaha

        hello!!!

        • MTM2

          Hey man, you doing okay?

      • SkinnyAssGamer

        if that happens i guess i will be sticking to N4G

      • doplerradar

        It is obviously a Sony fanboy nest though.

        • MTM2

          Well it is called ‘Dualshockers’.

          You can’t blame them for being out of place in regards to their demographic.

          • doplerradar

            I know. Still one fanboy isn’t any better than another fanboy.

          • Sucka Free

            I think that is what really draws them, they would really love to take over a site called “Dualshockers”

        • SkinnyAssGamer

          well i see plenty of Xbox Positive articles being reported on here? like this i guess would be considered a positive news article?

          • doplerradar

            I was mainly referring to the comments of Xbox articles. Many of them have Sony fanboys there. I am relatively new to the site because I like to look at different sites for my gaming news and so far this site does a great job with it.

          • Daniel Lawson

            more like DS is becoming a site for all gamers… their goal is to reach Gamespot and IGN levels…they can’t pander to retard fanboys if they want to do that no matter how much you want them to

          • disqus_TCr2DiTW3m

            i love dual shockers and I’m a xbox guy at heart. i think they’re one of the best gaming news sites around.

            the comment section on the other hand…

          • Sucka Free

            Yeah, you can only expect to get whatever you give. When are you trolls going to realize that so called “Xbox Topics” aren’t a safe place for you to talk smack about Sony. That is called “baiting”

          • disqus_TCr2DiTW3m

            you’re basically calling yourself a sony fanboy/troll lol all i did was say the comment section is rough on this website and you come and bring up xbox people talking about sony lmao

            you guys never give up…..

          • Sucka Free

            where in my comment did I say anything about Xbox of Xbox fans. I said trolls like you. There’s a huge difference. I have respect for gamers that love the Xbox, but that’s not what you’re about. In fact, you should just buy a PS4 cause you spend more of your time talking about that than the XB1. Work on your straw men, that one was really weak

          • Fullgore

            Yeah but it’s primarily a PlayStation site. It’s well known outside of this site that it and its commenters heavily favor Sony. If DS is trying to expand then that’s on them but it likely wont work with the heavy PS fans here that troll Xbox related news.

        • Hates bad writers.

          That’s because the N4Gtards post all of the articles on N4G so the Sony defense force can swarm in whenever Phil fixes something moronic with the Xbox

      • doplerradar

        Those are two different positions though. It would be better to compare the head of PS to head of Xbox. Despite PS4 success it wasn’t the best year for the Sony CEO though. Hopefully it will turn around.

        • MTM2

          I listed the people in his Gif.

      • Sharp

        You mean that jap that gloats about resolution in games? sad.

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        DualShockers is a nest for gamers. Period. Regardless of platforms. Maybe it’s time for some people to look beyond brand loyalty, which is honestly an extremely silly thing :D

        If you love games, regardless of platform, this is the right place for you. if you hate games just because of their platform, then it isn’t.

        • MTM2

          Don’t get me wrong I have no problem with xbox, nintendo or any other fan-base being here but I don’t want hoards of trolls coming over and ruining our comment sections :)

          • Mike C

            that’s funny considering Derp and sucker free reside here,lol

          • hahaha

            DS is for PC

        • hahaha

          DUALSHOCKERS IS FOR PC GAMERS ?

    • CervantesPR

      dude seriously? take off that TLOU pic you traitor!

      • Ali Hassan

        He’s not a traitor, hes a stealth troll. Just look at his past comments, he’s an Xbot.

        • Fullgore

          Or he can have both consoles. I used to have a PSP along with my 360 back in the day.

          • Ali Hassan

            Lmao you serious? Have you actually read his comments? No I don’t think so. You must be really stupid if you don’t think he’s an Xbot.

          • CervantesPR

            Nah hes brazilian, he dosent have a ps4, that poor soul cant afford a ps4 cuz its more expensive over there than the xbox

    • They Call Me Senpai

      Kaz can’t use his full power on weak mortals.

    • CervantesPR
      • Saxhleel
      • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

        You’re trying too hard.

        • MTM2

          How was he trying hard than anyone else posting on here?

          • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

            Did you see the length of his gif? He might as well have written a short story about how much he loves Kaz.

          • MTM2

            He didn’t make it, he probably googled ‘Kaz gif’ and copied the URL in…

          • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

            While it’s highly unlikely that he did make it, you get my point.

          • James

            It’s a bit of fun… Chill out.

          • megablast16

            It is funny though, admit it.

          • Hates bad writers.

            The PS Vita picture? That’s a little excessive for any fan of Sony products.

          • CervantesPR

            what about the vita? i love the vita and so does everyone who owns it.

        • You are flat out wrong

          Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

      • corvusmd

        If only there was this much effort put into the actual games for PS4. It’s a sad day when the Gifs have more effort.

        • CervantesPR

          you seriously think sony is not putting effort in games for PS4?? its not even a year since these consoles launched, the games are in the oven, sony will DOMINATE this GEN sony has 15 first party studios,Ps4 has and will have more gamesin the future, they always have.

          • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

            If only any of those studios were releasing games… *sigh*

          • Porcu Peth

            please tell me how many games MS’s studios have released exclusively on XB1

            …Forza 5..?

            Oh and they also just lost another “exclusive”, Dead Rising 3 coming to PC. Reasons to get a XB1 just becomes a shorter and shorter list.That’s what you get when you bank on “exclusive” third party games. Emphasis on the “exclusive”.

            PC+PS4 master race.

          • CervantesPR

            Dead rysing 3 coming to PC LOL is that true ill LOL so hard, wheres the source?

          • Porcu Peth

            It’s on steam’s database. And it shows people play testing it on steam stats. It’s coming. Hilarious, I know. You’d think people would have learned the lesson with these “third party exclusives” in the past but nope, some are still too gullible and think they’re real exclusives. Until they’re not.
            Meanwhile Sony’s exclusives…are real exclusives. And Nintendo of course.

          • Fer Morales

            Except Sony’s exclusives are going crappy real quick. Uncharted lost much appeal after the second, the third was trying too hard, Killzone made some horrible mistakes, Last of Us is barey beginning, hopefully they won’t ruin it by milking the idea to death, God of War should really just die, the third one wasn’t even interesting, and Resistance series is now way to stretched and senseless for me to tie it back to the first game (Fall of Man, which was absolutely awesome). There’s really no reason to buy a PS4, I would rather save up that money, buy another XB360 and a PS3, and enjoy really good games and not the regurgitated crap Sony is putting up lately. Nintendo? Copy, paste=profit.

          • Toomuchhypeforthis

            Lol but it’s still exclusive to Xbox One and not coming to PS4.
            So let me help you with that
            PC + X1 master race.

          • Porcu Peth

            lmao that doesn’t even make any sense. it’s redundant. I don’t need a XB1 to play Titanfall and Dead Rising 3.
            You need a PS4 to play Sony’s exclusives.

            But let me rephrase that anyway. PC+PS4+Wii U master race
            and the XB1 is lonely in the corner, weeping like a baby.

          • Jessie Bristol

            And why would DR3 coming to PC be bad for Xbox? It was like this last generation too. Third party games that were exclusive to Xbox 360 were usually for 12+ months. It seems DR3 may be the same.

            I loved it on Xbox One and will probably pick it back up on PC. Just got an EVGA GTX 750 Superclocked (and overclocked) and it’s been eating through games. Was playing BF3 earlier (got it free from Origin) and it runs beautifully at 1080p60 Ultra Settings (as does virtually every other game I tried with this card). So if I get the opportunity to play DR3 at 1080p60, you damn well better believe I will love every minute of it.

          • Porcu Peth
          • Andrew ??????

            lol. Nice try, right from a community member…???

          • Porcu Peth

            no..lol. it’s from the database

            after the leak they changed the name and removed the picture but it was there

            http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/assets/4566981/walking-steamdb-screengrab_982.jpg

          • Andrew ??????

            well in that case, my bad. However if it did come onto PC,it would mean Capcom are liars as they said it’s not a timed exclusive. It may of just simply been a mistake. Notice “Walking”, that could of been for the new walking dead pinball game.

          • Porcu Peth

            Not quite liars. I read that capcom “slipped” the expression holiday exclusive for dr3, thus indicating it was only timed. Obviously they went back on that for legal reasons. Just like EA couldn’t talk about pvz on ps4 until recently

          • Sucka Free

            Not quite liars but not exactly honest either

          • Andrew ??????

            Everyone knew that PVZ was a timed exclusive though. I doubt Capcom would go back on what they said about it not coming onto PS4 or PC. Also on top of that, Microsoft funded part of the development to make it even real in the first place. I would be surprised if did come onto steam. Whats up with it being called Walking anyway?

          • Porcu Peth

            It’s not called walking, that’s a codename. Happens sometimes on the database when they haven’t been officially announced. It says dead rising 3 right there.
            Ms funding development doesn’t mean anything.. At most it might mean it won’t go to ps4. But nothing stops it from going to PC.

          • Andrew ??????

            Well we will see. Microsoft needs a lot more strong points to keep sales coming in and Microsoft publish the game. By moving it to PC they should know it would piss of a lot of Xbox Users who bought the Xbox on the promise that it was an exclusive game, especially less than 1 year on from when the game was released. but anyway we will see in the coming days/weeks.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            PCS4

          • Negi Springfield

            Once they do , I hope people whining and moaning would STFU.

          • superkarma

            And which Microsoft studios are releasing games?

        • You are flat out wrong

          PS4 has more and better games than the Sh*tbox Done. Whoops!

      • someguy

        lmfao best one i’ve seen thus far

      • http://www.twitch.tv/MC_A_DOT A DOT ASANTE
    • Negi Springfield

      Iron Kaz can see right through you , Drone.

      http://mkerala.com/u/?di=5JPK

    • John

      E3

      • corvusmd

        I don’t think Sony will be dominated at E3…be nice, they’ll do well.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Funny how when Xbots try and make Sphincter endearing he still looks like a smug berk.

  • True_Fan

    How many times have I said it, MSFT is bringing the GAMES!!!!

    • bleedsoe9mm

      if they mention anything other than games at E3 they made a big mistake

      • GodGamerDerp

        Speaking too soon?

        Spencer also clarified even though they have now unbundled Kinect
        from Xbox One they will continue to support the tech with new games and
        experiences.

        “You will see new Kinect games and work from platform on Kinect.”

        • Mitro Nzongo

          lol kinect games are games

          • GodGamerDerp

            Why did you guys let Kinect Sports Rivals flop then?

          • doplerradar

            Ran out of money. I may by it someday since it looks like a fun game to play at parties.

          • Mitro Nzongo

            honestly i didnt give af about that game but i’m just 1 person.

    • DIGITALxALCHEMIST

      Phil was asked on twitter, if vr or ar will be shown at e3 for MS.Phils reply “Nope just games”. Pretty sure bet E3 will be about the games

      • They Call Me Senpai

        It won’t be, E3 isn’t just about games.

    • They Call Me Senpai

      So will Sony.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Oh, that’s just adorable!

        • MTM2

          You’re really doubting Sony’s ability to produce games?

          Somebody’s experiencing their first console generation it seems…

    • Porcu Peth

      is it? where are they?

    • You are flat out wrong

      Service-based = F2P. And here I was thinking you losers only liked AAAAA quadrillion dollar blockbusters.

  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    How about bringing back Ensemble Studios and then will talk

  • MTM2

    Not liking the ‘service-based experiences’ phrasing in this, it’s extremely vague and gives me a ‘microtransactions’ kinda vibe.

    Hope it turns out to be something else though

  • doplerradar

    Hopefully we will hear about it soon. I hope we also hear what Undead Labs has planned for Xbox and maybe PC since they signed a multi year contract with Microsoft.

  • DIGITALxALCHEMIST

    -Crackdown3 ( phil pretty much confirmed this last yr)
    -Fable legends
    -Sunset overdrive
    -Forza horizon2
    -Halo5
    -Project Spark
    -ProjectTotem (pressplay studios)
    -Gears of War
    -Phantom Dust
    -Quantum Break ( a small mention cause there time to shine is gamescon)
    -Halo Master chief collection
    -Vodoo vince (Phil all but confirmed it)
    -Rise of nations (xb1 version:)
    -Below
    -Age of empires
    -Banjoo and Kazooie (another title phil has hinted at)
    -Battletoads
    -Undead labs unannouced MMO
    -Lionhead studios unannnouced brand new ip
    And ton of more titles including several 3rd party exclusives and yet more unannounced

    • MTM2
      • DIGITALxALCHEMIST

        You are classless to use a pic of that young women…

        • MTM2

          Hahaha, what are you talking about?!

    • doplerradar

      If Voodoo Vince comes out that would explain why Phil changed his profile pic to it on Twitter.

    • DEO エリヤデボンオットリ

      Me personally KI and maybe Sunset Overdrive is the only games that grabs my interest.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Half of that is wishful thinking.

  • Boerewors

    “Service- based core game”… Great description of how I feel MS is approaching gaming these days: a game can’t no longer be a game, but has to be accompanied by a tv show, an app or some other semi- interactive bullshit. Instead of making the game immersive, I feel more detached…which is pretty much how I noticed that old 360 fans feel regarding Xbox, detached. With the 360 I was a proud owner of this piece of hardware, with the One it felt like I was borrowing it or something for some reason. Gave my One to my lil brother 2 months back, still no regrets so far. Hope MS will come out kicking some ass this e3 and adress me as a gamer; not as a social media loving, tv show watching, while reading up on my sports results, all in one consumer.

    • Sharp

      Sorry that MS has more features than the PS4. E3 will be nothing but games, same as last year’s E3.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Mediocre 360 ports and multiplats? FH2 is the former already. Uh oh!

  • dranzer1

    and Ponies kept crying TV TV TV!

  • Fersay Ferrera

    I buy a console to play games, not to watch Tv. micro$$oft fail.

    • disqus_TCr2DiTW3m

      well your commenting on a article about a new game so there ya go

  • Bloodshoti
    • Gamist

      What… the.. FFF….? LOL

  • Guest
  • Bloodshoti

    How people feel about Xbox One right now… http://a.pomf.se/bvoejd.gif

    • Sucka Free

      I usually hate these things but that one was pretty funny

    • MTM2

      I can’t tell whether it’s praising or mocking the X1, a very ambiguous gif hah :)

    • James

      lol I don’t know what to make of that!

    • You are flat out wrong

      Rumors and promises? Sounds about right.

  • Porcu Peth

    is “AAA” becoming the MSDF’s buzz word? At least 1080p is objectively beneficial…. AAA status is not.

    • DIGITALxALCHEMIST

      LoL..What.LoL seriously i dont understand, 1080p is more important than big budget game!? i need to start going to chruch the end is near………..

      • Porcu Peth

        Read again. I said 1080p has an objective advantage. “Big budget” does not. There’s an endless amount of terrible AAA games. Whether it’s AAA or not is irrelevant

  • MisterHoot

    I don’t see the point of a comment section on these articles when it’s just gonna go full retard console wars between two groups who are desperately trying to show that their boxes aren’t both worthless at this point and will be for 2 more years

  • DEO エリヤデボンオットリ

    git good’ Microsoft and good guy Phil, hopefully the Xbox division are capable to start chipping in more support to create a decent amount of First party Studios in the following year of 2015 and not having to rely on Third party devs every so often. This will be good news for Microsoft if this continue’s and it prospers to a better variety in games for XB future titles.

  • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

    Obviously……..more money poured into a game = more AAAAAs = better games. OBVIOUSLY. frak creativity & passion. I want more AAAAAs in my game! /SARCASM.

  • 2econd gpu unlocking

    Professional 2nd GU unlocking in 2017.
    Stage one was yesterday.
    Ponies can’t handle the truth
    which = Full DX12 games shown to public by mid 2018 , early 2019.

    We asked for a 10 year life span machine with unlocking levels!
    Microsoft has delivered!

    Sony has not delivered a 1080p 60fps game.
    We asked for this on day one 2 prove it can do it.
    Forza 5 was it.

    • superkarma

      Hey look, the misterx troll is back. Shocker.

    • Sucka Free

      Okay man, you want to look like a fool? Have at it.

  • heitiki

    the money flow ‘s back..-.- so sad.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Xbox One already has more games than PS4. More icing on the cake if you ask me.

    • http://www.twitch.tv/MC_A_DOT A DOT ASANTE
      • superkarma

        He’s one of those hit and run trolls. Says something completely false just to stir up another argument.

    • superkarma

      Yeah…no it doesn’t. It’s a proven fact PS4 has more games right now. Not sure where you got the idea that X1 has more games…lol.

    • GodGamerDerp

      You are a hateful and malicious shill whose only purpose is to spread lies about Sony in Xbox articles.

  • Jamal

    good news

  • Cassive

    Xbox One is a piece of crap to be honest, but it has some good games, I can’t lie

  • JerkDaNERD7

    A lot of great games coming.

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