Microsoft recently posted a job listing for an executive prodcuer to take the helm of a “AAAA console title”. Now you might be saying “I’ve only heard of ‘AAA’ titles before!”. Well you have until now, as Microsoft aims to make the first. The job description is as follows:
“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.
Reporting into the Core
Publishing team, the Executive Producer must be a mix of strong business leadership, the ability to influence and drive new business models forward, a creative thinker, pragmatic producer, entrepreneur and someone who has a great sense of what makes quality game experiences that promote our Xbox platform. The successful Executive Producer must be able to review concepts, manage partners and have a vision for entertainments future. Additionally, they must have proven experience interacting with production planning, technical teams, business groups and be able to sell their ideas to the highest levels of executive management.”
What exactly does it mean? No way to tell yet, but it sounds like Microsoft has a big franchise up it’s sleeve. Could it be an original IP? Or maybe the revivial of a classic? Only time will tell. The full job posting can be found here.