Twitter user WalkingCat has posted a rather interesting blurb, stating "MSFT creating 'a modern (game dev) framework that is open source.. and across platforms including W8/WP/iOS/Android.'" A link is included, pointing to a post on the company website which advertises for a software development engineer. The job description supports the claim. In fact, the quote in the tweet is lifted from that page, which also states "your contribution will have [a] direct impact on how we win back our game developers from our competitors." What exactly the framework is, however, is not mentioned, so things remain just a bit vague. The requirements include experience with C++, C#, Java and shipping a public API. It is an intriguing proposal, though, given that hiring is just beginning, it's likely something we won't know much about for sometime.
MSFT creating "a modern (game dev) framework that is open source.. and across platforms including W8/WP/iOS/Android" https://t.co/mo7XKAQIwO
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) March 1, 2014