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Rockstar North, the developer of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, lately launched Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, giving us a glimpse at what the group would possibly be capable of do with subsequent era know-how. Now present job itemizing on their web site suggests that they are trying into the subsequent era very critically, as they’re at the moment in search of a programmer that may help in constructing animation techniques for a subsequent era open-world sport.

The itemizing, noticed by PlayStation Universe, is for an Animation Systems Programmer. As a part of the job description, Rockstar North states, “we are looking for an experienced, talented engineer to help us in developing advanced animation systems for large open world character-based games.” Further down, beneath the subheading “What We Do,” it says that Rockstar is “a global team of programmers and researchers who collaborate on pushing the boundaries of character animation on next generation hardware.”

This is the primary express reference we have seen to Rockstar North engaged on one thing for subsequent era consoles. Their output has slowed throughout this era: Red Dead Redemption 2 is the one fully authentic sport that the developer has launched for the PS4 and Xbox One, alongside an improved model of Grand Theft Auto V. Both titles function on-line modes which have made Rockstar’s mother or father firm, Take-Two Interactive, some huge cash from microtransactions.

While it is possible that Rockstar North is creating a subsequent gen model of Red Dead Redemption 2, the language used within the job itemizing suggests that they are engaged on one thing completely new. They’re searching for somebody to “develop, maintain, extend, and support an extensive high-level runtime animation system, pipeline, and tools,” and to “implement well designed, robust, highly optimal new animation system features, integrating them into our existing animation, gameplay, and AI systems.”

The more than likely subsequent launch from Rockstar North can be Grand Theft Auto 6. It’s been 5 years for the reason that PS4 and Xbox One launch of Grand Theft Auto V, which arrived a couple of yr after the Xbox 360 and PS3 model. Grand Theft Auto V has bought over 115 million copies, making it one of many best-selling video games of all time–a sequel appears inevitable.

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