Because 'Triple-A' just isn't good enough? Microsoft working on 'AAAA' game

Triple-A games are no longer the creme de la creme of the gaming world. Maybe it's the imminent arrival of the next generation and the huge budget-stretching games that it will likely bring, or maybe it's just that someone at Microsoft needs a new keyboard. But the software giant is advertising a job as executive producer on a 'AAAA title'. That's a game-changer right there.

We know it's not a typo (unless 'Find all' was used to replace all instances of 'Triple-A' with 'AAAA') because the term is used repeatedly throughout the listing. Look:

Above: The listing as it appears on Microsoft's own site. Also - lens flare!

At the time of writing, the listing is still live in this same form, perhaps indicating that Microsoft is deadly serious. The goalposts have moved. Envelopes are being pushed. Boxes no longer contain thinking - that's happening way outside.

Could this be an indication that Microsoft is about to create the single-greatest game the world has ever seen? Or just that Fonzie wrote the press release? Either way, expect Sony to announce a AAAAA-quality game very soon.

Source: NeoGaf




  • samsneeze - March 15, 2012 3:52 a.m.

    Here's to hoping it isn't a shooter, whatever it may be.
  • CombatWombat101 - March 15, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    Microsoft is literally calling it a quadruple-A title. You KNOW it's going to be a shooter.
  • theguyinthecloset - March 15, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    It's quadruple-A, it will be every single genre if it wants to be!
  • mwe12 - March 15, 2012 4:17 a.m.

  • fuzzybunny566 - March 15, 2012 4:21 a.m.

    Is "AAAA" pronounced as "Quadruple-A" or just repeating the letter four times? I ask b/c them using "a" instead of "an" before the "AAAA" just looks and sounds awkward. Just asking.
  • GR_JustinTowell - March 15, 2012 4:44 a.m.

    And 'Quadruple-A' DOESN'T sound awkward?! 0.o
  • fuzzybunny566 - March 15, 2012 4:50 a.m.

    Oh, it definitely 120% or "more than perfect"
  • Squander - March 15, 2012 4:28 a.m.

    "Could this be an indication that Microsoft is about to create the single-greatest game the world has ever seen?" xD
  • Kermit1970 - March 15, 2012 4:47 a.m.

    "AAAA" isn't that what Mexicans or Spanish always start their songs with?
  • inkyspot - March 15, 2012 5:04 a.m.

    Talk is cheap MS, bring it and I'll be the judge of that. I will give you an A for effort if "whatever it is" is good though. You just have to work on 3 more A's
  • Redeater - March 15, 2012 5:12 a.m.

    What do you guys think it is? Halo or Halo? Or possibly Halo Kinect? Jesus Christ it is getting harder and harder to justify my 360 being my main platform......
  • Scuffles - March 15, 2012 5:25 a.m.

    Too bad all Quadruple-A means is they are throwing an extra million or two into the advertising budget over the standard Tripple-A game. Which in itself only guarantees more advertising and not necessarily quality. About the only thing you can be assured is that the MSRP will likely be higher than normal. That and probably day1 DLC stamped on each and every disk and a cash shop for no good reason because they need to make up for that extra A.... (ontop of the higher MSRP) tl;dr glass half full, of poison.
  • Moondoggie1157 - March 15, 2012 5:25 a.m.

    Yea, well I won't be impressed until I see a AAAAAA title. Does Microsoft seriously think that people are gullible enough to eat up the concept of a Quadruple-A title? The scary thing is, a lot of people are dumb enough to buy into this hoax thinking that it truly is something more than "just a triple-A title*. Doesn't this bother anyone else? I mean, if there has ever been a mockery of gaming culture this is definitely up there.
  • shotgunalchemist - March 15, 2012 6:40 a.m.

    A - First letter of the alphabet AA - Road breakdown AAA - High profile game AAAA - Unemployment
  • radiodeaf - March 15, 2012 7:08 a.m.

    so...they are trying to re-brand the tech jump as AAAA. new attempt at pilfering more money from us? Triple A just means top of the line... a new class just abuses the idea of a class system... "Well this AAAA would have been the AAA of that generation." This makes sense only for profit and to cause an already ignorant market confusion, which Microsoft will undoubtedly take proper advantage of.
  • DrFred79 - March 15, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    That has to be the A France lost a few month ago. We were looking for it, thanks !
  • Peloun - March 15, 2012 8:39 a.m.

  • NanoElite666 - March 15, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    I remember seeing AAAA batteries once a long time ago. Tiny little things. Maybe they're making a tiny little game?
  • revrock - March 15, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    Still not as good as an AAAA+
  • dpsnedd - March 15, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    The extra A is for ASSHOLE

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