Originally Posted by Microsoft
Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job ID: 876718-140923
Division: Devices and Studios Engineering
Principal SDE Lead
Microsoft Studios is looking for a highly experienced senior games developer to help build and lead the team for a new AAA title within an established and well-loved strategy game franchise. This role reports directly to the Director of Development / Head of Studio. Your primary responsibilities will be to recruit and lead the client-side engineering team, drive technical strategy for client development, manage the day-to-day engineering rhythm, and evaluate and recommend appropriate middleware and tools to accomplish our goals.
you'd think so. the only other contender could be rise of nations.
Age of Empires?
Qualifications: Fixed Souls, Deadly Premonition, Lightning Returns, Umihara Kawase, Symphonia, PhD, likes mimosas.
Halo Wars was terrible, way to simplified and the worst of all the games produced by Ensemble Studios imo...
Or halo Wars 2?
Proper RTS games never worked or will work on console controllers period.
(maybe the with the new Steam controller...)
HMMMMMMMM. I wonder what it could be.
or is a strategy game?
reading through again, it's AoE for sure. they've been making the same old noises about re-establishing themselves in the PC space and a full fat AoE is one of the few titles which could carry that weight.
"that ain't shit"
MS do what Nintendon't.
That's what I'm thinking. Age of Empires II HD has apparently exceeded expectations, and preorders for Age of Mythology are doing pretty good. I just used my Playfire rewards to get Mythology, so I'm excited.
Age of Mythology is coming to Steam soon isn't it? AoE II must have done pretty well - maybe well enough for them to greenlight a proper entry in the series?
You don't speak for me.
Well its loved by Halo fans and Xbox fanboys, strategy gamers not so much.
Or maybe Halo Wars 2 or Age of Empires. Hmmmm.
Opinions and all that, but surely you could admit that objectively its not exactly a top tier strategy franchise?
You don't speak for me.
Compared to having both Rare AND Lionhead on the books?
Weren't they a huge money sink? Terrible with time management causing them to be over budget consistently or was that a different studio I'm thinking of?