Rockstar San Diego Job Listings Confirm New, Untitled Open World Game
Are you a tools, gameplay or network programmer looking to work on a guaranteed monster hit which will also, probably, be a critical smash that pushes the boundaries of what a video game can be? Are you also willing to work under terrible workplace conditions that would be considered exaggeration if depicted on film? Then your ship may have just come in. Rockstar San Diego has posted 3 new job listings to Gamasutra for a new open world project.
The new game is described in only the vaguest terms. “Prospective candidates need to the ready for the challenges posed by large scale open worlds with complex AI and physics,” the Gameplay Programmer listing reads. This tells us nothing whatsoever about what the project actually is, though given that it’s from the studio who brought us Red Dead Redemption and invented the RAGE engine, we at least know it’s going to be worth playing. But please do feel free to speculate. Is it another installment in the Red Dead series? That would make sense, considering the enormous success of the previous game and Rockstar’s well known love of lengthy, sequel-heavy franchises.
But why stop with the plausible? How about this: Take-Two Interactive is going to take the BioShock series away from Irrational and 2K and give it to Rockstar. BioShock 4: Liberty City Clones. Believe it. Now how’s that for unsubstantiated rumormongering?