Microsoft Betting the Farm on Halo… Again
Microsoft is looking to expand the “Halo” universe, yet again. An online job posting suggests that the company is aiming to create a “Halo” community that not only spans consoles, but possibly reaches out to the web and mobile worlds as well. The listing, which calls for a software development engineer says several interesting things about creating a new “Halo” community.
“We’re looking to blend console, web, and mobile to create an immersive Halo world that follows the dedicated Halo fan wherever they go. We need engineers that can build connected technology while working in a startup environment.
As an engineer on this team, your responsibility will be to deliver a great out-of-game interactive experience that takes the next step beyond the systems found in Halo 3. You will work with artists, designers, developers and testers to finalize design plans, implement those plans, and help coordinate large-scale testing of the out of game Live experience by gamers across the world. Your work also will involve several external teams-including other MGS studios and the Xbox Live team-coordinating development dependencies and design considerations of experience as a whole.”
What this all means is anybody’s guess. Could it be a “Halo” type community similar to that of “Home”? If the “games” are going to expand to the web and mobile worlds, how will they integrate toward one complete experience? I guess only time will tell, but with a franchise as big as “Halo”, don’t expect Microsoft to sit on any news for too long. Keep it here to TGH for any new info on this mysterious “Halo” world.