The development team at NetherRealm, best known for recently rebooting the fighting series Mortal Kombat, seems to be ready to work on next-generation video game consoles. It is also ready to hire at least two developers that will have hands on content with new hardware from both Microsoft and Sony.
One of the new open positions is designed for a gameplay software engineer who is tasked with “creating game systems for exciting, cutting-edge action games on current and Next Gen consoles”.
There is also an opening for a senior software engineer who will be able to assist the team with the task of “porting the current development engine to Next Generation consoles as well as integrating new middleware for said consoles”.
The two ads from NetherRealm
do not directly mention Microsoft or Sony or any details about the next-generation hardware.
At the moment the studio is working on a PlayStation Vita version of Mortal Kombat, which is expected to appear during May this year with tweaked mechanics and some new fighters for fans of the series.
NetherRealm has indicated that a part of their developers are already testing game ideas for next-generation hardware, although it has not indicated what kind of video game they might create.
A number of video game developers have recently suggested that they have access to new hardware from Sony or from Microsoft and are creating video games that will be ready on launch date.
Neither of the two hardware makers has talked about their next projects and both are insisting that they have long-term plans for the PlayStation 3 and for the Xbox 360
Rumors are saying that the new hardware will integrate more motion tracking options and better chipsets and graphics cards.
Official announcements are expected for this year with actual launches taking place during summer and fall of 2013.