A Microsoft job posting hints that LIVE platforms may be moving closer together.The, by Ars Technica, reads as follows:”The LIVE engagement team is looking for a LIVE Community Director to manage its LIVE community strategy and execution across a range of properties, from Xbox LIVE to Windows Mobile. This senior position will play a vital role in the community space as the LIVE engagement team builds and program’s [sic] Microsoft’s next-generation, LIVE-enabled casual and social gaming platform across the Web, the console, mobile and beyond.”Of particular note is the last line – “Microsoft’s next-generation, LIVE-enabled casual and social gaming platform across the Web, the console, mobile and beyond.” We know that Xbox LIVE itself is a big thing itself, and there is of course Games for Windows LIVE, but this is the first time we’ve heard of a joint LIVE system across, say, mobiles.Also mentioned is developing a “strategy for integration with community and social efforts across Microsoft (e.g. Windows LIVE) as well as across the Internet (e.g. Facebook)” which would seem to fit into the efforts Microsoft has been making lately, with the whole Facebook/Twitter/Last.fm integration into Xbox LIVE. If Microsoft is planning to do this, and more, across a variety of other platforms as well as including plenty of other bits and pieces, this could be rather large.Or maybe we’re taking this all too seriously. The posting could simply be a sneaky attempt at a world record for getting the word LIVE into one paragraph as many times as possible.Either way, to find out what we know about the forthcoming integrations, check out our .
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