Speculations are rife about Microsoft developing a new Age of Empires; this speculation is doing the rounds after a report of Microsoft’s job offering in LinkedIn looking for talent to work on a new Age of Empires title. However there is no official word yet. The job posting is the only reason for the rumor mills to speculate the new launch. Even in the listing Microsoft was careful enough not to mention the details of the game, they have state that the job offer was for a “well-loved strategy game franchise”.
Microsoft has not launched a PC version of Age of empires since the 3rd edition. This posted job description reads “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.”
Microsoft is looking for someone with eight years of AAA game development experience, and at least 5 years in a “leadership capacity.” Candidates must also have “a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field,” and “experience in modern development techniques.” Candidates must also have strong C++ development skills, exposure to C# and scripting language.
Some of our students have already applied for this post. If you are in to game developing then do apply for this post.