Microsoft is hiring software engineers to work on a new, interactive reading app from the Xbox-branded the Music, Video and Reading team, according to a job listing and confirmed by The Verge. The project is described as "a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates books, magazines, and comics." The MVR team has already shipped two Xbox-branded apps for Windows 8.
Microsoft's current Reader app for Windows 8 opens PDF, XPS and TIFF files, and allows users to search texts, take notes, fill out forms, print and share. In Microsoft's Kickstarter Week video released in November, one team shows off a magazine interface that may hint at the Xbox reader app's direction, as spotted by eConnected.