Activision Hiring for Next-Gen FPS; Modern Warfare 4?
Activision is hiring additional developers for Modern Warfare creator Infinity Ward to work on an online FPS for next-generation consoles. The listings suggest the game may use the Unreal engine and feature destructible environments — both a first for the franchise.
It’s a fair bet that this unannounced game is a sequel to the Modern Warfare franchise, unless Activision really surprises us with a new IP.
The job listings are as follows:
Senior Network Engineer:
Work with the game industry’s brightest to design and implement high level network code for an exciting, unannounced title for next-generation console systems.
Requirements: Interest in games, preferably first-person shooters
Knowledge of networking protocols (UDP) and patterns used for online games
You thrive on creating minute-to-minute firefights, action sequences and holy-s**t moments that keep gamers coming back for more…
Requirements: Must be able to to list techniques used to make fun FPS combat.
Serious long-term passion for first-person shooters, console or PC
Senior Gameplay Engineer
This role is for experienced programmers that enjoy experimenting with game design and working with enemy, AI, weapons and character controls
Interest in games, preferably first-person shooters
Senior Technical Animator
Working with 3rd party software for viewing and effecting Maya animations in the game engine (i.e. Unreal)
Require 3+ years experience on console game development
Additional background in film or TV VFX is a plus
Environment artists should have knowledge of Photoshop, Maya and experience creating next-gen textures using normal maps with diffuse, specular, and next-gen shaders.
Console experience a plus
Senior Technical VFX artist
Focusing on large complex destruction sequence simulations and making worlds that are more alive, animated and interactive.
Ability to create realistic explosions, demolition, destruction.
Animated environment elements like blowing cloth, foliage
Maya Simulation of archtectural and vehicle destruction