Rockstar Working on Adapting Its Game Engine for Next-Generation Consoles

The company is recruiting a lot of experienced developers

Rockstar Games has just posted a few interesting job listings online that hint at the future plans of the company, which include the adaptation of the RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) for next-generation platforms and its upgrade with all sorts of new features.

Rockstar impressed lots of people in the last generation of consoles as well as in the current one, as it released a variety of stunning titles, from Grand Theft Auto III to Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, or L.A. Noire.

The company is now working hard on Grand Theft Auto V, the next installment in the open world series that is set to appear in spring of 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Now, Rockstar has posted a variety of new job listings on its website, looking for different types of experienced developers for its worldwide studios.

First up and the most important is a listing for a Core Engine Programmer, who needs to have lots of experience working with game engines and will work on adapting the current RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) for next-generation platforms.

"Rockstar North is currently seeking an experienced programmer to focus on core engine development. We’re looking for a highly talented individual with a positive attitude, a passion for games, and a natural ability to communicate with people as effectively as with a computer," the listing says.

"This is an exciting opportunity to develop cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms."

Besides this intriguing job listing, Rockstar also has openings for a variety of other programmers in fields like physics animation, as well as in network or web development across its different worldwide studios in New York City, San Diego, Toronto, New England, London, Scotland, or Leeds.

Most of them hint at upgrades for RAGE and its different components, so you can expect some interesting things in Rockstar's future.

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