There’s no hiding the fact that Microsoft is really pushing mixed reality as the next big thing, but could the company also be bringing a new and exclusive mixed reality game to Xbox and Windows 10 PC? A job listing spotted by well known Microsoft leaker WalkingCat suggests so, hinting at a “massively social gaming, entertainment experience” for Xbox, and PC.”
Xbox Mixed Reality team building "a massively social gaming and entertainment experience for both the PC & console" https://t.co/FqWZ0WuOHT
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) May 11, 2017
The listing, seen at the Microsoft Careers website, calls out for a Senior Design Manager to join the Windows and Devices Group. It specifically mentions a set of prerequisite skills for potential applicants, including having “shipped Shipped at least 3 AAA consumer entertainment products,” and “7+ years’ experience in the design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and a strong understanding of designing in 3D.” You can read the full description below.
Do you love MMOs? Are you excited about Virtual Reality? Would you like every Xbox user to experience your design every time they use it? We are embarking on a bold charter and need your help us take the next step. The Xbox Mixed Reality team is looking for an experienced senior design manager with deep expertise and passion around crafting immersive social systems and experiences. We’re looking to build a massively social gaming and entertainment experience for both the PC and the console. Here is an opportunity to join a fun and collaborative team that experiments with the latest toys, works with state of the art tech, and crafts the future of entertainment.
Microsoft has previously hinted that mixed reality could be heading to the Xbox One and Project Scorpio in 2018, saying at the Game Developer’s Conference that, “VR experiences have already proven themselves for gaming via Rift, Vive, and PlayStation VR, but the augmented side has its merits too.”And, since Xbox is known for exclusive titles such as Forza and Halo, Microsoft might as well be looking for someone with the skills to perhaps aid in the development of a new mixed or augmented reality Xbox Play Anywhere title.
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