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Nirolak
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(05-06-2014, 09:22 PM)
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Age of Empires?

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

Job description
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.

Source: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1...ublic_seo_page
ghst
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(05-06-2014, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Age of Empires?


Source: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1...ublic_seo_page

you'd think so. the only other contender could be rise of nations.
BeforeU
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(05-06-2014, 09:24 PM)
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Or halo Wars 2?
derFeef
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(05-06-2014, 09:24 PM)
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Phil Spencer has been hinting at PC<>Xbox synergies. Well then, bring me a fully fledged Age of Empires game Microsoft.
DanSaxon
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(05-06-2014, 09:24 PM)
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Is there any doubt that it won't be Age of Empires ?
blackflag
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(05-06-2014, 09:25 PM)
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Age of Empires? Used to love that game.
cartoon_soldier
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(05-06-2014, 09:25 PM)
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Why not just keep ES open

FFS MS
kadotsu
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(05-06-2014, 09:25 PM)
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It would be weird for MS to go for AoE again after the Online failure and the RTS market in general shifting to MOBA.
SinineSiil
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(05-06-2014, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by BeforeU

Or halo Wars 2?

Halo strategy games are well established?
EchoChamber
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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Halo wars lololo i will be happy if is AoE or HW
Uzzy
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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Age of Empires: Kinect Edition
Phil4000
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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Please be Age of Empires and not some ftp garbage like last time...
Impeccable
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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Rise of Nations.
Technosteve
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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It's probably not going to be on PC, and AOE online failed for them. Probably a Halo Wars 2???
ComputerMKII
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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Microsoft making PC games?
Savantcore
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(05-06-2014, 09:26 PM)
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"Xbox: wololo"
DocSeuss
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(05-06-2014, 09:27 PM)
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I hope their train of thought is "hey, Goodman 1, Goodman 2, Boog-Scott, we want you to get the gang back together."

Originally Posted by cartoon_soldier

Why not just keep ES open

FFS MS

Because $90m Halo MMO was canceled.
El_Chino
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(05-06-2014, 09:27 PM)
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Wouldn't be surprised if it was Halo Wars 2.
LX_Theo
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(05-06-2014, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by BeforeU

Or halo Wars 2?

Most likely, knowing Microsoft
Durante
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(05-06-2014, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by SinineSiil

Halo strategy games are well established?

Or well-loved?
Phil4000
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(05-06-2014, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by BeforeU

Or halo Wars 2?

Halo Wars was terrible, way to simplified and the worst of all the games produced by Ensemble Studios imo...

Proper RTS games never worked or will work on console controllers period.
(maybe the with the new Steam controller...)
Last edited by Phil4000; 05-06-2014 at 09:32 PM.
Chettlar
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(05-06-2014, 09:28 PM)
"Well-loved" strategy game.

HMMMMMMMM. I wonder what it could be.
Overdoziz
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(05-06-2014, 09:28 PM)
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Age of Empires mobile.
ArkkAngel007
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(05-06-2014, 09:28 PM)
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Was suspecting Age of Empires as well. Voice commands through Kinect, if seeing an Xbox One installment, might be interesting.

Would be happy with just a new and substantial PC installment though.
ghst
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(05-06-2014, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

Or well-loved?

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.
Last edited by ghst; 05-06-2014 at 09:32 PM.
BTM
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(05-06-2014, 09:29 PM)
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Please be Age of Empires
Piano
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(05-06-2014, 09:29 PM)
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Age of DLC
Prototype Viktor
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(05-06-2014, 09:29 PM)
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Thought AoE died when they ruined the last release
Delta Assault
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(05-06-2014, 09:30 PM)
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Really wish it'd be Command and Conquer, but that's EA.
Ol No Bones
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(05-06-2014, 09:30 PM)
Halo Wars 2 would be great. But the well established part would indicate (Age of Empires?) I think. They just released some phone version.
Rogue_Ledr
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(05-06-2014, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by BeforeU

Or halo Wars 2?

They said established and well loved.

Halo Wars is neither.
Moobabe
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(05-06-2014, 09:31 PM)
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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?
Red Chocobo
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(05-06-2014, 09:32 PM)
Advance Wars.

MS do what Nintendon't.
Ol No Bones
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(05-06-2014, 09:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Rogue_Ledr

They said established and well loved.

Halo Wars is neither.

Oh it is very loved. My favorite controller RTS by far.
Oggmeiler
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(05-06-2014, 09:32 PM)
Halo Wars is not loved? What is this blasphemy!
Dark Octave
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Originally Posted by Oggmeiler

Halo Wars is not loved? What is this blasphemy!

It's Halo Wars.
MrNyarlathotep
I find your lack of holistic synergy overviews disturbing
(05-06-2014, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oggmeiler

Halo Wars is not loved? What is this blasphemy!

Well its loved by Halo fans and Xbox fanboys, strategy gamers not so much.
DocSeuss
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(05-06-2014, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moobabe

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?

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.

Originally Posted by MrNyarlathotep

Well its loved by Halo fans and Xbox fanboys, strategy gamers not so much.

You don't speak for me.
Azulsky
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(05-06-2014, 09:33 PM)
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AOE went down the drain when they had a made up story instead of historical campaigns.

Not feeling this MS
Oersted
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(05-06-2014, 09:33 PM)
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The more AoE, the merrier.
SolidSnakeUS
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(05-06-2014, 09:34 PM)
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Watch them do a AOE game that won't be on the PC...
PachinkoChampBruh
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(05-06-2014, 09:34 PM)
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Age of Empires: Halo Edition
Bsigg12
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(05-06-2014, 09:34 PM)

Originally Posted by cartoon_soldier

Why not just keep ES open

FFS MS

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?
zenosparadox
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(05-06-2014, 09:34 PM)
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Worst case scenario, it turns out to be Valkyria Chronicles 4 and is the rumored exclusive Japanese title (even though a lot of people seem to thtink that has to do with Platinum Games or Mistwalker). My wallet would cry since that might force me to get the XB1.

Or maybe Halo Wars 2 or Age of Empires. Hmmmm.
MrNyarlathotep
I find your lack of holistic synergy overviews disturbing
(05-06-2014, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DocSeuss

You don't speak for me.

Opinions and all that, but surely you could admit that objectively its not exactly a top tier strategy franchise?

EDIT:

Originally Posted by Bsigg12

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?

Compared to having both Rare AND Lionhead on the books?
TheRealTalker
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(05-06-2014, 09:35 PM)
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the latest AOE is a mobile game :(



I'd wish they'd return the series back to its former glory
ashecitism
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(05-06-2014, 09:35 PM)
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Age of Dota :p
LX_Theo
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(05-06-2014, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by SinineSiil

Halo strategy games are well established?

Nope, but that won't stop Microsoft from promoting it as such.
Arc
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(05-06-2014, 09:36 PM)
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Not letting myself get excited for a potential AoE IV. Probably Halo Wars 2 because Microsoft.
NaDannMaGoGo
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(05-06-2014, 09:36 PM)
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It's pretty hard for me to actual care about this, even if it ends up being Age of Empires. I just don't have any faith that Microsoft is intending to develop the kind of AoE we'd actually like. More so, even if that were the case, you still need good developers to actually create such a game and... time. Time and good developers though cost a lot of money, something that MS surely isn't gonna spend on a PC RTSs right now.

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