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Microsoft is pushing the envelope of game development, revealing that work has begun on a quadruple-A project.

Yes, Microsoft is no longer satisfied by the lavish production values of a triple-A title, instead setting its sights on AAAA status.

"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 first party goals and, more importantly, creates a fun gaming experience for our audience," reads a job advert for executive producer, Core Publishing, IEB (Interactive Entertainment Business), Microsoft Studios.

The game is also described as "a major Xbox AAAA console title".

And it doesn't look like we're dealing with a mistake; Microsoft mentions AAAA three times in the ad.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

The question is: Can Microsoft produce a AAAA game for the Xbox 360, or is this only possible on the next Xbox?

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Posted 16:03 on 19 March 2012

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dudester

Is it just me that whenever AAA ever gets mention just think of a battery?
Posted 10:36 on 20 March 2012
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munkee@ Endless

I hope you're developing AAAA products.
Posted 10:07 on 20 March 2012
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Endless@ munkee

Yeah I know, too much analysis on my part: Administration write job descriptions, they virtually always have no idea what they're writing about. They'll have been given a brief by the respective department and told to fill it in with all the company spiel and mumbo jumbo you usually get on those things.

My brain is in work mode, things get dissected pretty granularly while I have my developer head on :)
Posted 10:04 on 20 March 2012
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munkee@ Endless

The same typo three times in one post? Possibly. But, where's the comedy in that?
Posted 09:57 on 20 March 2012
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Endless

So...no-one thinks it's a typo? really? Possibly a clear sign I analyse things too much....?
Posted 09:13 on 20 March 2012
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s_h_a_d_o

Eh?
Posted 20:41 on 19 March 2012
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munkee

Perhaps this is Microsofts idea of innovation?
Posted 20:03 on 19 March 2012
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dudester

Happy days kinect edition?

Nope they are actually working on Chuck Norris controls you featuring kinect.
Posted 19:23 on 19 March 2012
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MJTH

Oh damn, move aside Nintendo, EA, Blizzard and Valve, Microsoft is planning to gate crash this party and beat you all...

Seriously I don't think they understand that games don't become popular just by adding another A to the market.
Posted 17:44 on 19 March 2012
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Neon-Soldier32

Is it a Microsoft Exclusive?
Is it a shooter?
Will it come out in November?
Will it use Kinect?
Will it be published by Epic or Activision?
Will it have a multiplayer focus?

Is it a new GoW / Spin off CoD that's exclusive / something to with Halo?
Posted 16:26 on 19 March 2012
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CheekyLee

I feel short-changed. I WON'T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN AN AAAAAA TITLE, DAMN YOU!
Posted 16:21 on 19 March 2012
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munkee

Maybe there was meant to be a 'W' at the end? Kinectimals 2?

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AAAAW
Posted 16:06 on 19 March 2012
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Posted 16:03 on 19 March 2012