Microsoft Game Studios posted a career opportunity ad today seeking a Software Development Engineer for the Devices and Studios Engineering division, and the contents hint to something rather interesting:
Microsoft Game Studios is looking for a senior engineer with services development experience to join our team and help us build a new title based on a beloved franchise for Windows 8. The small and highly agile Redmond-based team is focused on building a robust and highly scalable cloud service that is central to the game experience. You will contribute as the technical leader for the service development team, and as the primary technical liaison with both internal and external development partners. This role is a rare opportunity to ship world-class service software in a fun-focused game development environment.
While we don’t have any information on what the “beloved franchise” will be, looks like the new game will be based heavily on Microsoft’s cloud services. The ad also seems to hint that the new PC game will be a Windows 8 exclusive, even if we can’t be 100% sure about that yet.
Of course we’ll keep you updated if anything new will surface.