Microsoft is working on a new game in a “large franchise” for use with Project Natal. Spotted by CVG, the project was revealed via an online job ad for a Level Designer position. The successful candidate will work at Microsoft’s own Redmond Campus in Washington.
The job specs are pretty vague, so we’ll let you lot speculate over what first-party franchise they are talking about. Here’s what the ad says: “MGS is looking for a talented, motivated and experienced Sr. Level Designer who can create innovative game-play solutions for a large franchise.
“The Sr. Level Designer is expected to implement major gameplay features to high quality, focusing on creating and implementing level designs. Qualified individuals are expected to be organized, with excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, and have a proven track record in AAA game design.
“Must have a clear understanding and experience creating mission/environment design, look and feel, AI, combat, strategy, game-flow, and balance. We want somebody who can put forth ideas without fear, and build off other people’s zany creations.
“Candidates who find fault with other people’s brainstorms to prove how smart they are need not apply. Candidates must have passion for a broad range of game experiences, and be well versed in market trends and styles. While years of experience are a definite plus, positive creative energy and a wealth of genius ideas is a must. This is a rare opportunity to join a seasoned, creatively driven team on an exciting next-generation project.”
Go on then. What do you think?