Microsoft Developing New Xbox Live?The job description, as advertised on Games on Deck, calls for a program manager to help "build the games, the console interface and logic, and the server support for a totally new Live experience”.
“Want to be involved in the next release of Xbox?... We are looking for a passionate Games Producer to help implement our first generation games that will run in this new environment," the job advert reads.
"Both the games and the dashboard experience will be deeply paired with dynamic server support to create a compelling, fresh scenario each time,” it continues.
Microsoft’s online gaming and media content service Xbox Live is, along with the 360’s current software portfolio, one of the system’s greatest strengths and differentiators from the competition. It would therefore come as little surprise that the company is looking to extend its lead in the online field.
What is especially interesting is whether any new Live experience would be central to Microsoft’s future Xbox 360 efforts or to the consoles potential successor, which one analyst last week predicted would arrive by 2010.
It is possible that Microsoft will discuss a new online gaming platform at GDC this week when its head of Live services, John Schappert, delivers a conference keynote entitled “A Future Wide Open: Unleashing the Creative Community” on Wednesday.