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Halo Studio working on next-gen game

Halo Studio working on next-gen game

Microsoft is currently recruiting staff to work on a next-gen engine for a new Halo project.

Microsoft has begun recruiting for programmers to help the Halo Studio work on a new next-gen game according to a job posting for a new program manager.

According to the advert, Microsoft Game Studios is looking for people to help build a new next-gen engine to "power future experiences for the next generation of gaming platforms."

"Microsoft's new Halo Studio team is looking for a technical and highly talented program manager to work with an engineering team to help define the next generation of gaming software technology. As part of a next generation team, you'll be instrumental in helping to lead the development of the engine that will power future experiences for the next generation of gaming platforms," says the advert, via Eurogamer.

"You will work closely with the software architect and the senior development team behind this critical new effort. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with artists, designers, and other creative functions within MGS to ensure that we are building the best possible platform for content creators."

"You will also work to ensure we are building collaborative efforts with expertise available across the company, including the Xbox platform team and Microsoft Research."

What game exactly the studio is planning to work on isn't exactly clear yet, but the rumour is that it could be the secret Peter Jackson series of episodic Halo games.

So, any volunteers? Let us know in the forums.

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liratheal 12th September 2008, 11:53 Quote
Oh goody. Here we go again. Enter, drooling Halo fan, stage left!
SNIPERMikeUK 12th September 2008, 12:18 Quote
Just wondering exactly where the next gen is gonna take us, in this FPS bore we are already in.

We are barely even touching the surface this gen, and lets face it many games this gen could be achieved on the last gen, without HD.

Halo promises so much and offers so little, only the original was a good game, and lets face it Halo has no place on the PC.
BentAnat 12th September 2008, 12:41 Quote
Not being the biggest Halo fan on earth (hated 1 and 2 on PC, loved COOP 3 on the 360), and thinking that Peter Jackson is extremely overrated (King Kong. I almost walked out of the movie), i MUST admit that i'm looking forward to what they bring next, even if it is another Halo... call me a fanboi if you will...
liratheal 12th September 2008, 12:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by BentAnat
Not being the biggest Halo fan on earth (hated 1 and 2 on PC, loved COOP 3 on the 360), and thinking that Peter Jackson is extremely overrated (King Kong. I almost walked out of the movie), i MUST admit that i'm looking forward to what they bring next, even if it is another Halo... call me a fanboi if you will...

I always loved Halo 2's multiplayer (It's the best for the drinking rules), because everything was so ridiculously nerfed/beefed up compared to 1, it was just madness. 3 was far, far too short, and the weapon balancing was actually pretty okay at that point, no more madness :(
Deadwolf 12th September 2008, 12:56 Quote
I would like to see Recative gaming, were you do things that effect later parts of the games, more choices with how your character is build thru a story. interfuse the RPG with a FPS in a sort of build your character role as you cause chaos...
Thacrudd 12th September 2008, 15:00 Quote
I hope they quit worrying so much about "OOooo lookie at all the eyecandy" and worry more about gameplay and environment interaction.
Phil Rhodes 12th September 2008, 15:16 Quote
> "power future experiences for the next generation of gaming platforms."

Ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgodohgod...
Nature 12th September 2008, 15:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by BentAnat
and thinking that Peter Jackson is extremely overrated (King Kong. I almost walked out of the movie),

You don't appreciate the socialogical effects and soul the sumatran rat monkey had on the peter jackson community.
badders 12th September 2008, 15:48 Quote
The halo games are nothing special, but I do like most of the books.
Anyway, do they mean next-gen(this gen) or next-gen(really next-gen)?
DarkLord7854 12th September 2008, 16:11 Quote
Yay :D
benjamyn 12th September 2008, 17:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by badders
The halo games are nothing special, but I do like most of the books.
Anyway, do they mean next-gen(this gen) or next-gen(really next-gen)?

They mean Next-Gen.

Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii are current gen. Thankfully I rarely see people calling it 'next-gen' these days
DarkLord7854 12th September 2008, 17:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by benjamyn
They mean Next-Gen.

Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii are current gen. Thankfully I rarely see people calling it 'next-gen' these days

The Wii's totally next-gen :p
devdevil85 12th September 2008, 18:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by badders
The halo games are nothing special, but I do like most of the books.
Anyway, do they mean next-gen(this gen) or next-gen(really next-gen)?
Halo 3 drove 360 sales up the roof, so Halo 4 will do the same and be the main driver in sales for the new Xbox, so my bet will be the next-gen system.....

We are in the current-gen, hints 360's almost 3 years old....it ain't no next-gen system....
Solidus 12th September 2008, 18:16 Quote
So is it Bungie making this new halo game or another developing team? because if its another team, it has the possibility of sucking quite badly....
Gunsmith 12th September 2008, 18:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Solidus
So is it Bungie making this new halo game or another developing team? because if its another team, it has the possibility of sucking quite badly....

more so then it already did?
Solidus 12th September 2008, 19:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
more so then it already did?

I wouldnt say halo 3 sucked badly, im not even really a halo fan but it was enjoyable, the multiplayer is good and so is 4 player co-op; better than most shooters.

It is overhyped I will say that but it is a good game regardless.
Vash-HT 12th September 2008, 20:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Solidus
So is it Bungie making this new halo game or another developing team? because if its another team, it has the possibility of sucking quite badly....

I was wondering this as well. Sounds like a whole new team though, maybe Bungie will be free to make another Myth game (in my dreams...).
roshan 13th September 2008, 08:00 Quote
I was worried when i finished halo2 .It was boring to death.Next gen halo? Be a bit more inovative ,New engine alone will not give fun play.If u consider solid FPS, Fear ,HL2 and episodes ,Doom3 ,Prey were best .Shooters with RPG elements then you have Duex Ex From old age.Oblivian for first person Sworders.Tactical shooters then R6 Vegas is the best.Event driven PFS then COD4 is the best.
I cant put any halo game in my list .Let's hope halo4 will.
Ninja_182 14th September 2008, 18:28 Quote
I know Halo has become a massive franchise for MS but they really should have left Halo 3 as a close to a trilogy. It had better be something under the same franchise with a completely different (well still Sci-fi) story to it, kind of along the lines of final fantasy. I would enjoy another Halo with a different story, to make just a Halo 4 would be beating away at the tired storyline now.
docodine 14th September 2008, 21:06 Quote
If the campaign is around 3x longer than Halo 3s, and works in more of the story from the books, then it will be an incredible game.. Why aren't 4-player co-op, online and off, and splitscreen multiplayer a standard for today's FPS games? The only reason my friends and I don't play CoD4 or any other shooter when we get together is the lack of decent multiplayer options.
Ninja_182 15th September 2008, 12:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
If the campaign is around 3x longer than Halo 3s, and works in more of the story from the books, then it will be an incredible game.. Why aren't 4-player co-op, online and off, and splitscreen multiplayer a standard for today's FPS games? The only reason my friends and I don't play CoD4 or any other shooter when we get together is the lack of decent multiplayer options.

The multiplayer thing is probably a tradeoff between nice physics / visuals and splitting that 4 ways I guess. Not really a hardware expert but having 4 players needing good physics processing off a 360 is asking for a lot. I dont understand why there arnt more PC local co-op games.
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