Microsoft Hiring For New Halo Project

Posted: Apr 12 2009, 7:50pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:50pm CDT, in News | Gaming

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A Microsoft job posting on CareerBuilder for a software development engineer revealed Microsoft’s plans to take “the current Halo community and online gaming support system and bring it to the next level.”

What that means specifically is not stated in the job post. Though, as quoted in the posting, the goal of the project is to “blend console, web, and mobile to create an immersive Halo world that follows the dedicated Halo fan wherever they go.”

Could this be a multi-platform Halo experience combining the XBOX 360, PC, and Windows Mobile-enabled phones? According to an Edge report last month, Microsoft has been actively pursuing content deals with major game publishers, including EA and Gameloft. The post also stresses that Microsoft is looking to build a scalable online infrastructure, suggesting users would be able to access it in multiple ways.

Think you have what it takes to create the new Halo experience? Here are a few of the required qualifications:

  • 5 years of C/C++ professional experience
  • Xbox 360 networking APIs experience
  • Networking Skills including such protocols as Winsock, TCP/IP
  • Debugging and Optimization skills in a multi-threaded environment
  • Prior experience with services and web development

(Via Joystiq)

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