Microsoft is hiring people to work on a "well-loved strategy game franchise."
A new job posting, dated April 28th 2014, has Microsoft looking for someone to work on a strategy game. Not just any strategy game, mind you, but a beloved one.
Here's the full listing:
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.
One of the most recent strategy games Microsoft has released was Halo Wars, developed by Ensemble Studios.
Hey...Ensemble Studios. Didn't they make some game that dealt with empires and ages?
Isn't there a well-loved strategy game that deals with the same exact things?
Didn't we just see an HD release for Age of Empires II and the upcoming HD release for Age of Mythology?
Oh. Oh man. Please for the love of everything I hold near and dear to my heart. Let this be the return of Age of Empires.