A Microsoft job posting has apparently revealed the development of a console game that can support up to 300,000 people simulateously.
The ad, helpfully not linked to by Develop, has called for “an experienced server developer to help develop our server architecture. We are building an extremely high performance system to extend console games to the server in new ways; creating a completely new set of web services to support dynamic programming information of games and scheduling data”.
Requirements for the role include “building a backend capable of hosting a 300,000 player game in real-time with real money on the line (anti-cheating, etc),” the posting says.
It’s probably 1 Vs 100. Full thing through there.