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Microsoft Hiring For ‘AAAA’ Console Title

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Posted on March 15, 2012 AT 08:39am

THE BUZZ: That’s right, you’re eyes don’t deceive you it does say AAAA and not AAA. Microsoft is currently looking for an executive producer to work on a “major Xbox AAAA console title.”

The successful candidate will be expected, “to lead and develop a world-class team who will own the creation and delivery of a AAAA experience that delivers on 1st party goals and, more importantly, creates a fun gaming experience for our audience.”

The full job advert reads:

“Microsoft Studios (Xbox) is looking for a dynamic and seasoned Executive Producer to lead and develop a world-class team who will own the creation and delivery of a AAAA experience that delivers on 1st party goals and, more importantly, creates a fun gaming experience for our audience. The EP will be responsible for identifying a great development partner who shares our passion and goals, mapping the product roadmap, all aspects of production, from initial concept development through retaining world-class production capacity to delivering high-quality games that are on time and on budget, and improving the viral performance of the games.”

EGM’s TAKE: This is obviously no ordinary console title. At first we thought it was just a typing error and the extra A had been added, but it’s repeated at least three times in the listing, making a mistake unlikely. With no mention of the Xbox 360, could this project be for the next-Xbox? That may explain why it is listed as a AAAA project. Microsoft is obviously going to be starting next-generation projects even if the console itself is still years away as games are not developed over night. It’s the AAAA part that’s most interesting.

Source: Microsoft Careers

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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