Bethesda Hiring for Unannounced Next-Gen Game

Feb 6, 2013 by  

Bethesda Hiring for Unannounced Next-Gen Game

With the PlayStation 4 likely to be unveiled on February 20th and the Xbox 720 waiting to be revealed at E3, the next generation of consoles may be just around the corner. While we are under the assumption that development kits for these consoles are already in the hands of high profile developers, exactly who are they? According to a job listing on ZeniMax’s website, Bethesda Game Studios just might be one of those developers.

Bethesda, known for the The Elder Scrolls as well as the post-apocalyptic Fallout series, is seeking seasoned programmers for work on ”an unannounced game on future-generation consoles.” The studio is looking for people who meet the following requirements:

Requirements    

  • At least 5 years of game development experience with multiple titles shipped
  • Extensive experience programming and optimizing for the Xbox 360 and PS3
  • Experience with DirectX 11 a plus
  • Passion for making GREAT games, and being part of a GREAT team
  • Ability to contribute innovative ideas towards all aspects of game development
  • Must create amazing things with minimal oversight
  • Experience playing Bethesda Game Studios games a plus

One element not touched upon in the listing for Future Generation Console Programmer is familiarity with the Creation Kit or G.E.C.K. systems that are used to create The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, respectively. Several other job listings at the studio note that such familiarity is “a plus.”

Does this mean that Bethesda will not be making an immediate return to The Elder Scrolls or Fallout series? With the success of Arkane Studio’s new IP, Dishonored, could Bethesda be looking to create a new world from scratch? There isn’t really much to go on right now. However, Fallout 4 does seem like a distinct possibility, with Bethesda scoping out Boston, and imaginary radio personality Three-Dog teasing the world about his return.

What do you guys think? Is Fallout 4 going to be Bethesda’s first step into the next generation of consoles? Or will the studio take the opportunity to try something new?

-

Source: ZeniMax Careers [via VG 24/7]

8 Comments

Post a Comment

  1. I feel sorry for whoever gets the job, I mean if what we’ve heard about Bethesda and the PS3 is true then whoever gets this job is basically the guy everyone comes to when they need help working on the PS3.

    • Did you not read anything? They are hiring for next gen lol not the ps3. And if anything they are making fallout 4.

  2. An original game would be pretty great to see, I think.

    • An original RPG would be awesome. It also could be FOOL (FallOut OnLine)

  3. Oh God fallout 4 please….

  4. Crap man I would try working for them as a concept artist or 3d modeler. Programming is outta of the question. I don’t mind helping creating fallout 4 if that was the case.

  5. Please Please Please! FALLOUT 4

  6. I don’t understand how you will get anywhere in the gaming industry if everyone wants *enter a number here* amount of years experience.

    But yeah I REALLY hope its Fallout 4. That game is long over due.

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.