Microsoft Looking to Hire ex-OnLive Developers

Former employees of the cloud computing firm invited to work on XBox/Kinect projects.

Posted By | On 27th, Aug. 2012 Under News



OnLive hasn’t been seeing the sunniest of days, with business troubles and lay-offs. The cloud computing company’s loss however may just be Microsoft’s gain.

Through Eventbrite, Microsoft put out the call for former OnLive devs to enjoy greener pastures. The message on their site states:

“We are eager to speak to individuals and teams affected by the OnLive transition. With the stunning success of Xbox/Kinect and the accelerated growth of this business, we are looking to add key players who want to make a real impact in creating groundbreaking new products and services.”

Given that Microsoft was interested in acquiring OnLive as far back as 2010, it’s no surprise they’d be interested in it the remnants of it’s legacy. Positions for the above jobs are open in both Mountain View and Redmond, Washington.

Either way, it looks like Sony may have some competition with it’s Gaikai acquisition in the very near future.

Source: GamesindustryBiz


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