A job listing on Rockstar’s very own website hints at Rockstar North working on a “cutting edge” next-gen engine. “Rockstar North is currently seeking an experienced programmer to focus on core engine development. We’re looking for a highly talented individual with a positive attitude, a passion for games, and a natural ability to communicate with people as effectively as with a computer. You need at least three years commercial games experience and a minimum of one published title on PS3 or Xbox 360 to demonstrate your skills. This is an exciting opportunity to develop cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms.”A
According to another opening on the same website, Rockstar are also hard at work on advanced network platforms for their large scale games. “Rockstar North is currently seeking an experienced Network programmer. Commercial games experience is essential with at least three years and one published title on PS3 or Xbox 360 to demonstrate your skills. We are looking for a talented engineer to help us in developing advanced networking solutions for large scale games. You should have a positive attitude, a passion for games and be able to communicate with people as effectively as you do a computer.”
The first project to incorporate this might very well be Grand Theft Auto 5, since the opening mentions PS3 and Xbox 360.
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