Microsoft developing 300,000-player online console game

Friday, 29th May 2009 08:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt


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.



  1. Hakkiz

    Nah. Probably something to do with ‘Avatar Home’ and/or Primetime.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Yeah, this pretty much sounds like 1 vs 100.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Done an edit. Ahem.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. endgame

    um, guys, what do u mean by 1vs100?

    #4 6 years ago

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