Microsoft Is Renewing The Focus On Gaming And Game Development Technologies, To Release Cross Platform Gaming Framework

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Just few days back, we reported that Microsoft is going to talk about its next gen DirectX platform at GDC next month. You can read about it here. A recent Microsoft career listing is revealing some more information on Microsoft’s vision for game development. There are some good news for game developers, Microsoft is claiming that they are renewing the focus on gaming and game development technologies. Also, Microsoft is working on a  modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Read the full description,

In the coming wave of Windows product release, we are renewing the focus on gaming and game development technologies. We are looking for strong Software Development Engineers who are passionate about game technologies to join our team.

“New Devices and Gaming” is looking for passionate and experienced developers to join us. Your contribution will have direct impact on how we win back our game developers from our competitors. As a member of the newly formed team, you will have the rare opportunity to influence our planning and design from the beginning. We will create a modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Working on the gaming technologies, you will collaborate with both internal partner teams across the company and external ecosystem partners to enable end-to-end gaming scenarios.

Required Qualifications:
Excellent C++ programming skills
5+ years of experience in software development
Solid engineering practices in design, coding, and testing
Effective communication and collaboration with other engineers
Track record of shipping one or more commercial software product
BS+ degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS or Android development
Experience in Azure web service development
Proficiency in C#, Objective-C, Java
Experience shipping a public API

Source: Microsoft via: @h0x0d



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  • SocalBrian

    ” a modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across various platforms”

    It’s called OpenGL and it’s already in wide use, thank you.

    • Joe_HTH

      Nobody cares. DirectX is better anyway. Besides, DirectX and OpenGL is not used often in mobile games development.

      • SocalBrian

        OpenGL powers more than 95% of mobile devices right now, the only people who don’t care are those who aren’t in the game. Add to that Microsoft’s tendency to push then abandon these frameworks (cough Silverlight cough) and I think the big players won’t be interested.

    • Cruncher

      OpenGL is not a framework but a graphics library. So your comment is pretty much pointless.

    • seether

      OpenGl is no framework, is a 3d interface. What it seems they want to develop is a game framework, which provides a way to do full games multiplatfotm

  • Tips_y

    Well, I’m glad they’re going to refocus on gaming and gaming development. After all they’ve already finished work on Windows 8.1 and are now in the tail-end of their work on W8 Update 1 and WP8.1.
    I’m not a gamer myself but I know a lot of people are. Gaming is becoming more important now especially since it is not limited anymore to PCs and gaming consoles, but more and more are being played in phones and tablets.