Microsoft is looking for developer strategy game ‘beloved series’




Microsoft is looking for a senior software engineer who is working on a strategic game in a popular series, according to a job offer from the software giant. Microsoft sought before a lead designer for the same project.

The senior software engineer that Microsoft is looking for , is in Redmond working at Microsoft Game Studios. The department known as the Decisive Games Team, works according to the job advertisement as to ‘a new part of a popular series of strategy games. More details about the game Microsoft does not. In May 2014 placed a similar Microsoft ad. When looking for a lead developer who wanted to put on a new development. At the time, Microsoft described the game in which the lead developer had to work the same way. It could mean that the design of the project is over and the production phase can be started.

Microsoft has not much strategy games released in the past. The company is best known for the Age of Empires series, which suggests that the game where Microsoft is now working on a new version of Age of Empires. The original games were created by Ensemble Studios, which Microsoft bought in 2001, but in 2009 again closed. Thereby taking Microsoft seemed from the genre. Then the company experimented with new earnings. For example, Microsoft released the free playable Age of Empires Online from, that was made by Robot Entertainment, a studio founded by former Ensemble employees.

Microsoft subsequently released in 2013. Age of Empires II: HD Edition from a polished version of the game from 1999 that can be downloaded via Steam. Also Age of Mythology 2002 appear soon a polished version on Steam. Furthermore, Microsoft hopes to bring a mobile version of Age of Empires on the market. Japanese Klab working to free playable Age of Empires: World Domination, which appears for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Strategic games, Microsoft released in recent years beyond just Halo Wars from the last game that Ensemble delivered.


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