Microsoft to Design New Xbox One Features, Halo Team Working On Next-Gen Cloud System

New features across Microsoft platforms and cloud services for Halo could be incoming.

Posted By | On 13th, Apr. 2015 Under News

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Judging by its consistent deployment of new features via monthly updates, Microsoft is constantly looking to improve the Xbox One experience. It’s also looking for the staff necessary to implement such changes, as a listing for a Principal Software Engineer states. The listing states that the engineer will, “Design new API’s and features for the Xbox One and gaming across all Windows platforms.”

The latter part is especially interesting since Microsoft has been making more noise about improving the gaming experience with the upcoming Windows 10. How this will affect features like cross-platform gaming between the Xbox One and PC remains to be seen.

But that’s not all. Microsoft is also hiring for its Halo Game Services team and is looking for a Software Engineer to work “on building the next generation of cloud services to power our new game saga on Xbox One.” Could this perhaps mean the Xbox Live Compute services, used for multiplayer in games like Titanfall, coming into play from Halo 5: Guardians onwards?

What are your thoughts on Microsoft’s recent developments? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Gaikai

    Yeah just like Titanfall which wouldn’t be possible without the power of cloud /s

    • Fay_Z
    • avi

      well, titanfall does have an amazingly stable and effective online experience, so there’s that.

    • I’m Flat Out Right
    • Dylan Harris

      Because its not like it had anything to do with titanfall was actually working right away and pretty much never has lag. Right? You must be one of those Sony morons that don’t think the cloud is only useful for ps now.

    • bardock5151

      They don’t know the value of a near lagless game.

    • DLConspiracy//

      For someone named gaikai I would assume you know all about cloud.

    • Gaikai

      Ha very clever aren’t you? my name has nothing to do with the game streaming company that Sony aquired a couple of years ago, and just so you know it’s called ‘PS Now’,

    • Fweds

      First poster jealous little Sony fanboy, wow that’s unusual eh !.

    • Mark

      Although they do have AI in TitanFall and Drivatars, both powered cloud compute, it’s not OBVIOUS, that the cloud’s working there. We as gamers wanna see explosions, or better graphics etc. that couldn’t be done otherwise on console. So right there, I agree, Microsoft has to prove that statement when they said “The Cloud will make the Xbox One 3 times more powerful”, and I personally think they will. They’re looking to ITERATE ontop of those 2 examples above. Imo, Crackdown’s gonna put up, or shut up……procedural terrain generation and cloud destruction! Lol

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Don’t worry buddy, it’s coming and Halo will showcase it. Also, Battlefront 3?! hmmm…bigger, badder and better

  • JoinTheRest

    Xbox continued to trump any and all competition

    • Jecht_Sin

      Hardly with a bit more than half the worldwide sales..

    • JoinTheRest

      But five times more and better Games. There’s 7 good xbox games and I one good ps4 game dude sorry Im not a shareholder to care about sales lmfao and I know you aren’t either but there’s nothing for you to be excited About.

    • I’m Flat Out Right

      Xbox One only has 2 major AAA exclusives which are Sunset Overdrive and Forza 5. Everything else is on PC and/or Xbox 360.

      The PS4 has at least 5 major AAA exclusives which are Killzone Shadowfall, Knack, Infamous Second Son, Driveclub, and Bloodborne. These can only be played on the PS4.

      The Xbox defence force is an enormous joke. Lie, lie, lie, and lie some more.

    • Soon as you named knack this comment became bs lmao major exclusive killzone haha *wipe tears*

    • JoinTheRest

      but are they on ps4 dude lmao? nope making them exclusive 🙂

      the rest of the year is dead for the ps4 (unless you want indies then jump on steam you can play them all now)

      Dead rising
      Forza 5


      It is literally 7 good games to 1 lmao
      Then this year for xbox
      Halo 5 goty
      Tomb raider could also be goty
      Forza 6

      That makes it 13 good games to 1
      And next year
      Gears of war 4
      Phantom dust
      Quantum break
      Forza horizon 3

      Sony has
      Uncharted 12 hour game done in 3 days
      God of war which I have never liked

      So it will be 19 good xbox games and 3 good sony games that people care about in three years dude hahahahahahahaha keep sucking off sony and getting nothing but crap dude. Hope the 1080PPZZZZZZ improve that crap experience of yours lmfao

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