Xbox One and TV go hand-in-hand, according to Microsoft, so it's unsurprising that the company's flagship studio is hiring a creative producer to help forge transmedia content for all of its first-party and exclusive IP moving forward. It follows the leak of a Ryse: Son of Rome live-action TV drama.
OXM reports that the creative producer role descriptor reads, "The Narrative Design team at Microsoft Studios is looking for an experienced producer, from the gaming and/or other entertainment industry, with exceptional creative, collaborative, and diplomatic skills to join us in developing and crafting new, long-term, transmedia IPs for the entire Microsoft Studios portfolio.
"As a Creative Producer, you will work closely with the Central Media team (writers, artists, audio and UI professionals), game leads, external partners and other key stakeholders to design and implement features and products that expand and improve our entertainment properties and platforms.
"These properties and platforms will include core, broad-appeal, and casual games; console, PC, tablet, and mobile platforms; books, graphic novels, comics, and other tangible media; and linear media such as television, webisodes, and film. Just as importantly, this producer will also be engaged in identifying genres, platforms, media, and technology not even considered yet for distributing through both traditional and new media outlets.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Help us develop innovative ways to tell and expand story and build franchises and entertainment experiences at one of the world's leading game publishers using the most exceptional, cutting-edge technologies."
Transmedia is quite a big deal right now, something former THQ man Danny Bilson is basing his next IP entirely around. Read my interview with him here.
What's your take on Microsoft's veering towards TV and transmedia?