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16 comments by MrTaxikiller on May 7th, 2014

Paging all armchair generals - please wax your moustaches, don your monocles and, er, plump your armchairs. Microsoft appears to be working on a new instalment of a classic strategy game franchise, as per a job ad spotted by NeoGAF.
"Microsoft Studios is looking for a highly experienced senior games developer to help build and lead the team for a new AAA title within an established and well-loved strategy game franchise," it reads. The successful candidate's "primary responsibilities will be to recruit and lead the client-side engineering team, drive technical strategy for client development, manage the day-to-day engineering rhythm, and evaluate and recommend appropriate middleware and tools to accomplish our goals".

Microsoft has three strategy franchises that could fit the label "established and well-loved", by my reckoning. The most obvious is Age of Empires, created by now-dead Ensemble Studios - there hasn't been a peep on that front since 2011's free-to-play instalment Age of Empires Online, which is due to be closed down in July 2014.Ensemble is also the studio behind Halo Wars, one of the few well-regarded and successful console-native real-time strategy titles. I'm not sure I'd call it an "established" franchise, though - sales weren't spectacular. Phil Spencer praised the game's control scheme while expressing guarded enthusiasm for console strategy experiences in January.Last but not least, there's Viva Pinata, Rare's intensely sugary animal husbandry sim. The developer has ideas for how a new game might make use of Kinect, and Microsoft's head PR honcho Major Nelson has broached the subject on Reddit. I also can't help noticing that Rare retweeted our retrospective from last month. On the other hand, the job listing above is based in Redmond, rather than at Rare's HQ in Leicestershire, UK.Any frothy bits of speculation to share?

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Guest Oct 27 2013, 2:43pm says:

This mod awesome

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Overmoded21
Overmoded21 Oct 1 2013, 7:04am says:

Can you please upload a torrent version because my pc cant handle that size?!

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MrTaxikiller Creator
MrTaxikiller Oct 1 2013, 11:25am replied:

If you can wait some extra months I have the new version up and running and also a lower size then this is. Allot of crap are still in the mod files that I didn't delete because I'm a lazy dutch man :P

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renzjericho
renzjericho Nov 13 2013, 9:57am replied:

How da heck did you get alot of Crap Files?

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MrTaxikiller Creator
MrTaxikiller Nov 26 2013, 8:28am replied:

By not deleting the old art files

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Jeroenimo
Jeroenimo Oct 29 2013, 7:07am replied:

That is ofcourse the specific condition which you need to have to be lazy, being Dutch.

Sincerely, a lazy Dutchman ;)

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Overmoded21
Overmoded21 Oct 2 2013, 4:56am replied:

hahaha! okay thanks

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MrTaxikiller Creator
MrTaxikiller Sep 26 2013, 6:39pm says:

Something big is coming !

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Hagelorn87
Hagelorn87 Sep 17 2013, 6:49am says:

Is it me or a long time ago it's been discussed that this mod was dead?
If it was dead then I'm happy but if this is not that mod then keep up the good work.

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MrTaxikiller Creator
MrTaxikiller Sep 18 2013, 9:16am replied:

you are talking about Tiberian Sun Rising I think, no that and this mod are both not dead.

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