Job posting hints at new Xbox Live
Despite a few updates to the basic interface, Microsoft’s Xbox Live has remained a remarkably consistent gold standard for on the internet console gaming since it relaunched with the Xbox 360. Could the service be due for a major overhaul for the next console generation? It sure could, if a Microsoft job posting is to be believed.
The posting, which went up in January, looks for a project manager who wants “to be involved in the next release of Xbox” and “[build] the games, the console interface and logic, and the server support for a absolutely new LIVE experience.” The manager will also act as a games producer to “help implement our first generation games that will run in this new environment.” The posting doesn’t reveal much about the functionality of the new Live, but apparently it will include a “dynamic server support to create a compelling, fresh scenario each time,” whatever that means. What features would you want to see in the next generation of Microsoft’s on the internet service?