Insomniac and Volition Each Reportedly Working on an “Unannounced Next-Gen Title,” Quantic Dream Hiring for a Lead Online Programmer
Superannuation is back at it again, shedding light on a couple of studios supposedly working on next-gen titles, as well as an interesting job listing from Quantic Dream.
Starting with Volition, Kyle Vande Slunt, Audio Designer, lists that he has been working on an “unannounced Next-Gen title” since June 2012 for the company, the same time he began designing on Saints Row 4 as well. Then, on his Twitter account, he also repeats that he is “working on Saints Row and an unannounced game”. A guess as to what that project could be is a next-gen port of Saints Row 4, but since nothing’s been even hinted at yet by Koch Media, we can’t tell for sure.
Moving on to Insomniac, Jeff Williams, Character Animator, put on his CV that he is working on an “Unannounced Next Gen Title” for the company. With Fuse wrapping up production for its May launch, it remains to be seen if Insomniac is going to partner with EA, Sony, or another publisher for their next game, so we’ll just have to wait for an announcement.
Finally, Quantic Dream is hiring for a Lead Online Programmer, possibly for their PlayStation 4 title, which is “really surprising.” Requirements for this job cite that you “must have shipped a multiplayer AAA title before” and that “experience on console development will be a plus,” with this being the job description:
We are currently looking for a skilled Lead Online programmer in order to set up and to manage a team dedicated to our online / network developments.
Under our CTO’s responsibility and in collaboration with the other R&D departments, you will be in charge of analyzing our online / network needs for our projects, being a creative force on these systems’ software architecture and you will be in charge of coordinating the development of chosen solutions.
Amongst other things, you will be in charge also of providing a plan and schedule for your team as well as to insure your team’s follow-up.
You have a very deep and high knowledge of online gaming / network developments.
We are looking for a creative lead online programmer with a passion for online gaming in order to be with us for our future AAA projects.
If any of these discoveries lead to anything in the future, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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