Next Xbox One Halo to Have All New Multiplayer Game Modes

The  next Halo game for Xbox One is mostly shrouded in mystery, but more details are gradually trickling down thanks to career opportunity ads posted by Microsoft. Today we learn something more about the competitive multiplayer aspect of the game, thanks to a post seeking a Senior Multiplayer Designer.


343 Industries is looking for a dynamic and experienced creative contributor who has a passion to design the world’s greatest games. As a Senior Multiplayer Designer on the Halo team, you will be responsible for implementation and execution of features within the competitive multiplayer [PVP] experience. The 343 competitive multiplayer team designs, implements, and executes on the player-versus-player experience, including game modes, map feedback, moment-to-moment gameplay balancing, and cross-team collaboration.

We are looking for an experienced designer to support and develop the Halo competitive multiplayer experience. Responsibilities include balancing and tuning existing competitive experiences, creating, developing, and delivering all new Halo MP game modes. As a member of the competitive multiplayer design team, you will help shape the future of the Halo franchise. Candidates should understand how to work effortlessly across the studio with various design, and development teams to make sure 343 Industries aligns to deliver on a quality AAA user experience. This is your chance to join one of the most talented teams in the industry!

– Work with the Lead Designer to understand the vision of the product and bring the experience to life
– Provide direction to test and implementation team to deliver on this vision
-Design, script, balance, and tune competitive multiplayer game modes
– Balance and tune multiplayer scoring systems
– Participate in creative discussions, offer helpful critique, and provide your own compelling ideas
– Design proposals to update matchmaking playlists with new content and a very fast iteration time


The ad clearly mentions that the new Halo will go beyond what the previous titles provided, including “all new” multiplayer game modes.

It also seems that 343 industries is taking the competitive aspect of the game definitely seriously this time. Phil Spencer himself mentioned a couple months ago that multiplayer was a big focus for the team.

Hopefully we’ll hear more about it at Microsoft’s press conference at E3 in June, but if you’re big on competitive multiplayer, looks like the folks at 343 industries are working to release a game you’ll like.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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