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Job ads seem to confirm XBL headed to Windows Mobile

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Dec 2009 16:15 User comments (6)

Job ads seem to confirm XBL headed to Windows Mobile MobileTechWorld is noting today that Microsoft has a few job offerings available that seems to confirm that the software giant is looking to turn Windows Mobile into a gaming platform:
The posts are:

Principal Program Manager – LIVE Engagement Job

Xbox LIVE involves a lot more than building software. It’s about changing the way people have fun, interact and live. Help us create and deliver the most advanced online entertainment service on the planet. At Xbox LIVE, we’re accelerating the trend towards connected, social interactive entertainment by designing incredibly rich, multi-platform game and community experiences. We’re connecting players via the LIVE services on new devices beyond the console. We need a Principle Program Manager who can help drive the platform and bring Xbox LIVE enabled games to Windows Mobile. This person will focus specifically on what makes gaming experiences “LIVE Enabled” through aspects such as avatar integration, social interactions, and multi-screen experiences.


Software Test Engineer

We need great people to bring our big vision to life. Are you a gamer? Do you want to work on the fun stuff? Do you think mobile gaming and always connected internet has the potential to change the way people play games? If so then the Mobile Entertainment is where you need to be.

We are looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test who knows what it means to develop high quality software in a challenging, complex eco-system. As an SDET on our team you will have the opportunity to work in a team of very talented engineers that solve difficult problems every day. The focus area of this team is our full end-to-end gaming experience, and it’s our teams challenge to ensure the highest level of quality and fun in all aspects of that experience.

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6 user comments

130.12.2009 23:31

Looks interesting...if Sony won't make a gameing phone, perhapse M$ will.

231.12.2009 0:39

Too bad Windows Mobile is a joke.

331.12.2009 5:59

Originally posted by tatsh:
Too bad Windows Mobile is a joke.
Remember the Sega Dreamcast? That was a dedicated video game system that ran on windows mobile. I realize that it was a joke of a system, but that is what happens when you use a phone OS for a console. There is plenty of capability to Windows Mobile...if microsoft decides to unleash it.

431.12.2009 12:35

Quote:
Originally posted by tatsh:
Too bad Windows Mobile is a joke.
Remember the Sega Dreamcast? That was a dedicated video game system that ran on windows mobile. I realize that it was a joke of a system, but that is what happens when you use a phone OS for a console. There is plenty of capability to Windows Mobile...if microsoft decides to unleash it.
Dreamcast was the best console, I miss it :(

531.12.2009 12:38
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Some pig stole my emulator.. after 3 years work too. Preferred the saturn myself.. :)


63.1.2010 7:41

Originally posted by tatsh:
Too bad Windows Mobile is a joke.
Can't agree more, working as an SDET in Windows Mobile, funny looking at all the PMs, Devs and testers i worked around, i noticed that from my unofficial survey that about 90% all have iPhones. In other teams i've worked in within Microsoft, the avg is just about 100% use iPhones. Yes Windows Mobile is a joke, when the people that work on it don't use it.
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