job listing could be hinting at the future expansion of Xbox Live. Specifically, the listing is for an Xbox Live Community Director in the Entertainment and Devices Division, whose job would entail managing the "Live community strategy and execution across a range of properties, from Xbox Live to Windows Mobile." The listing elaborates further, mentioning a "next-generation, Live-enabled casual and social gaming platform across the Web, the console, mobile and beyond." The community director is also expected to help craft a "strategy for integration with community and social efforts," across platforms like Windows Live and Facebook. The listing even mentions MSN Games.
The new position ties in very well with recent remarks from corporate VP Shane Kim, who said that Live "will extend to other platforms ... no question about it." What remains to be seen is just how far such an extension would go. After all, Kim's statement could simply be speaking to the upcoming Twitter and Facebook applications for Xbox 360. It's also important to remember that Microsoft has been touting the arrival of Live on other platforms for a long time and, barring a demo of XNA running on Zune during GDC '08, we haven't heard anything substantial about platform integration since Live Anywhere was announced ... in 2006.
[Via Ars Technica]Microsoft job listing hints at Xbox Live for web, mobile originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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