Halo Game Services job listing mentions “experience in MMO development”

Tuesday, 20th November 2012 20:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

343 Industries is hiring, and it is looking for someone who can help it build “large scale distributed systems with a focus on scalability, reliability, serviceability, maintainability, and stability.”

Long-winded description aside, the Halo Game Services job listing is for a software engineer, and among the prerequisite experience listings is “experience in MMO development” noted in “ideal experience.”

Gamespot reminded us that when Ensemble Studios was shuttered, it was revealed the team had been working on a Halo MMO, codenamed both Titan and Orion which was canned in 2007.

The game had been in the works since as early as 1998, according to some accounts.

Could 343 be looking to scrape up the pieces or start afresh on a Halo MMO? Only it knows for sure at this point, but it sounds more tech than MMO to us, as 343 could just be looking for someone with experience in MMOs due to server issues, stability, or something less exciting and technical: “The Halo Game Services team is working on building the next generation of backend services to power Halo 4 and our new game saga.”

We’ll send a mail anyway.



  1. Hirmetrium

    I doubt it. Halo has enough players to match an MMO – no doubt its to look at services relating to that.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Night Hunter

    Well maybe they are looking into larger battlefields with more players for the next gen. Halo 4 is fun and all, but with 16 Players at most it’s relatively small in scale.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. polygem

    they should keep halo halo. it´s an awesome franchise as it is….bungie is making that epic mmofps codenamed destiny and that´s a great thing!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NocturnalB

    Speaking on Halo.. was anyone else HIGHLY pissed about the single player campaign? Not just the major thing that happens but the entire campaign was very underwhelming, and short.. the entire playthrough i felt like the game was just starting and then bam.. it was over.

    I mean the game itself plays well, feels like a Halo, but the actual story… I kinda feel like 343 really let me down.. I’ve bought and played every Halo for the past decade.. I dunno just felt wrong. Like i said though the gameplay, graphics, MP, all that felt right. The story though.. very unhappy with it.

    #4 2 years ago

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