Microsoft is always working on new projects and products that are not currently known by the general public. Indeed, there was no indication that Microsoft was working on its Surface tablet for three years until the company revealed it to the press in June.
This week, Microsoft posted up a new job listing for a "Software Development Engineer" that will work in the entertainment division, specifically within the Xbox Live group at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington headquarters. However, the job post was more interesting than most because it flat out said Microsoft was forming a new and "top-secret" team within the Xbox Live group and the listing said that Microsoft may not even reveal what the actual project is until the person they pick gets a job offer.
The post added:
Not all of our ideas will fly. We will fail, and fail fast, on some projects. We will celebrate those failures because they are vital to making sure the right ideas take off in a big way. If you want a comfortable, standard-role job at Microsoft with no ambiguity or risk, please don't apply.
The project's ultimate goal is to create "what the future of entertainment will look like." That sounds like some pretty ambitious claims but Microsoft has already invested a lot in its Kinect motion gesture technology and this secret project could the next step in mixing entertainment and interaction.