Halo Franchise Getting More Episodic Storytelling, Will Probably Use the Power of the Cloud

on November 8, 2013 9:22 AM

343 Industries has been on a hiring spree lately, with six career opportunities advertised in less than a month for the Halo Franchise, and some include interesting elements that give us a glimpse on the future of the series.

An ad looking for a Producer mentions that “343 is exploring future episodic storytelling endeavors in the Halo universe.”  Another ad for a Software Development Engineer talks about the development of a new CMS (Content Management System) platform “that will deliver Halo content to our various platforms”. The ad requires  “experience with app development across any combination of Xbox console, Windows 8 and/or Windows Phone.”

Another request for a Software Development Engineer includes “The team also takes advantage of the best solutions available with cloud services running on Azure and integration of multiple new technologies including Orleans and Hadoop on Azure.” This could actually be related to a fourth ad for a Character/AI Designer, that will “build awesome enemy characters and encounters.”

Could it be that one or more of the upcoming Halo games will include cloud-powered AI similar to what we’ll soon experience with Forza Motorsport 5’s Drivatar system? At the moment we can only speculate, but the thought is definitely interesting.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.