Rockstar North Creating “Cutting Edge” Next-Gen Engine

Rockstar North is creating “cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms,” according to a job listing on the developer’s official website.

The Grand Theft Auto 5 developer is looking for an experienced programmer “to focus on core engine development.” But Rockstar San Diego, the team behind Red Dead Redemption and the RAGE engine powering the developer’s recent titles, is also seeking talent to work on a new engine, with a listing on its website asking for a physics programmer role for which the successful candidate will be expected to “work closely with game teams to integrate new technologies.”

But wait — there’s more! A second opening at Rockstar San Diego suggests we can expect greater online capabilities in Rockstar’s future works:

“Rockstar San Diego is looking for a networking programmer who specializes in the synchronization of the wide range of gameplay mechanics found in a Rockstar open world game.

“This position involves extensive collaboration with gameplay programmers and designers, so good communication skills and the desire to work closely with others are a must.”

Could this be for GTA 5?

via CVG

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2 Comments on Rockstar North Creating “Cutting Edge” Next-Gen Engine


On December 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

More evidence that GTA V will be cross-generational, maybe…?


On December 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

@Ebasolus The engine is still in development. It doesn’t sound like it’s going to be used in GTAV.