We’ve been hearing tidbits here and there about Peter Jackson working with Microsoft to create a new Halo experience, but using the talent and direction from this great movie director. Well, looking through the Gamasutra Job Boards, we came across something really tasty. The Job title listed by Microsoft Game Studios?
It goes on to read in the job description:
Microsoft Game Studios’ Halo team is looking for a superstar Creative Director to help develop a new experience in the Halo universe. This is your chance to contribute to one of the most exciting and creative properties in the entertainment industry.
The Creative Director for this team will need to define and drive a vision that takes a beloved IP and delivers a new and innovative experience. The ideal candidate is a source of inspiration, leadership, creative focus, and most importantly, is a guiding light for the project team. Boundless imagination is balanced with a deep understanding of the game development process; the ability to ideate is combined with the communication skills to concisely direct. And yeah, you have to have been around the block… a lot.
As Creative Director, you will work with the Executive Producer and other team leads to define the game vision and execute on that vision with excellence.
Direct the tone and timber of the project with an eye towards compelling character development, visionary narrative progression, and addictive gameplay
Partner with key Hollywood talent to collaboratively craft a masterful game experience
Bridge the gap between storytelling and the interactive experience while delivering on the Halo soul.
Collaborate with game play designers, story writers, game writers, and said external luminary to deliver on a unique game in the Halo universe
Set clear creative goals and deliverables; lead and focus efforts across the design team to ensure a cohesive experience across the game
Anticipate threats to quality and innovation and work effectively with the team leads to mitigate
Build and maintain a collaborative relationship with Art, Dev, Audio, and Production that ensures a best-in-industry production process
So let’s get this straight. Create a new Halo experience, work with key hollywood talent, and bridge storytelling with an interactive experience? Sounds like a Jackson Halo project to us. What do you think?
Source: Gamasutra Job Listing