According to this Microsoft job ad, the future may be a little closer than you think. The ad is asking for a program manager to get working on the “next generation of gaming platforms,” and to “ensure that we are building the best possible platform for content creators.”
Unless it’s just working on DirectX 12. Here’s the text in full:
Microsoft’s new Halo Studio team is looking for a technical and highly talented program manager to work with an engineering team to help define the next generation of gaming software technology. As part of a next generation team, you’ll be instrumental in helping to lead the development of the engine that will power future experiences for the next generation of gaming platforms. You will work closely with the software architect and the senior development team behind this critical new effort. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with artists, designers, and other creative functions within MGS to ensure that we are building the best possible platform for content creators. You will also work to ensure we are building collaborative efforts with expertise available across the company, including the Xbox platform team and Microsoft Research.
Thanks, Gameguru. Cheers for the tip, Sean!