Rockstar North, the development studio behind the series Grand Theft Auto e Red Dead Redemption, recently released Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, giving us a taste of what the team might be able to do with the next generation. Now, the section open positions of their site suggests that the development team is already looking at the next gen, since they are looking for a programmer who can assist them in building animation systems for a next-generation open-world game.
The position, notified by PlayStation Universe, is for an "animation system programmer." As part of the job description, Rockstar North states that "they are looking for an engineer with talent and experience to help them develop advanced animation systems for large character-based open-world games. "Below, under the" What we do "section, it is possible to read that Rockstar is"a global team of programmers and researchers working together to push the boundaries of character animation on next-generation hardware. "
This is the first explicit reference that sees Rockstar involved in the production of next-gen games. The output of the software house, in fact, in this generation of consoles has been greatly reduced: Red Dead Redemption 2 is the only original title that the development team has published on PS4 and Xbox One, as well as an improved version of Grand Theft Auto V.
If it is plausible that the software house is already working on a next-gen version of Red Dead Redemption 2, the language used in the description of this work position suggests that it is something completely new. They are indeed looking for someone who "develop, maintain, extend and support a complex system of animations, tools and pipelines. "
Most likely, the next Rockstar game will be Grand Theft Auto VI. Five years have passed since the release of the updated version, on PS4 and Xbox One, of Grand Theft Auto V, which recently reached 115 share millions of units sold. A sequel therefore seems inevitable, don't you think?