Microsoft posted 28 new jobs today, many of them being 343 Industries positions. Some of the jobs indicate that they are directly involved with Halo Waypoint, while others mention they are for developing a “new experience in the Halo universe.” The positions are primarily for software developers, with a handful of animation, artist and producer jobs.
“Do you love Halo? Do you want to be part of the creation of a new game in the Halo universe? Are you passionate about the tools and infrastructure necessary to make great games? The MGS Halo studio, 343 Industries, is looking for a talented, experienced development lead to help create the next generation of Halo tools and technical infrastructure,” one of the listings read. “We are gathering an incredible team to help drive the future of Halo.”
“You will be a key part of a dev team building a long lived service platform and suite of game and community services from the ground up, supporting and connecting the entire Halo universe,” reads another posting. “You will work with artists, designers, developers and testers as well as several external teams – including other MGS studios and the Xbox Platform team.”
A number of the other jobs listed on the page are Natal-related, but they do not specify what game(s) the jobs are for other than stating, “We are developing interactive and creative content for Project Natal.” ZOMG HALO NATAL? No, probably not, but a man can dream (or have nightmares), right?
Considering the vast number of job listings for 343 Industries, I think it’s safe to say work on the project will be starting shortly, if not already.