Company's Scotland office seeking programmer to help build new technology to power open-world games.
Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar North is seeking an experienced programmer to assist in building "cutting-edge" next-generation technology. The job posting indicates that a successful candidate will "develop cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms."
Additionally, desirable skills for the position include experience with "streaming, open-world games," among other things. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based Rockstar North is currently working on GTAV, which is slated to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during spring 2013.
Next-generation platforms from Microsoft and Sony have not yet been announced, though rumor and speculation have been available in heaps. These unannounced platforms are rumored to be on store shelves during the holiday 2013 period.
I hope next gen can do real-time ray tracing or path tracing. Why? Because this guy at http://raytracey.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/unbiased-dragon-fiesta.html said we can have levels with "BILLIONS of triangles". This is what he said: "What you see here are 32x32 (1024) Stanford dragons, each containing 100k triangles for a total of more than 100 million triangles, all path traced in real-time. This number is actually quite modest, as we can easily scale up to billions of triangles and still be real-time. This is impossible to achieve with a rasterization based game engine."
This is the Stanford dragons he's talking about:
And this is the True Power of path tracing:
Go to 1:33 to see what this could look like in real-time.
@Zerosumgame What?Rockstar has to be the most loved Studio in the game.They are you favorite studios, favorite studio.
@Zerosumgame Rockstar is falling into a vat of $$$.
@Zerosumgame what gives you the idea that Rockstar is falling? do you have evidence or is that just an unfounded fanboyism?
I remember seeing Rockstar North's studio in Edinburgh on holiday and actually taking a picture on my disposable camera I was that in awe.. (bear in mind I was young and 'cool' at the time).
Rockstar and Naughty Dog. Personally my favourite Developer's ever! :D
Are they not satisfied with the state of the 'RAGE' engine that their San Diego studio developed? The wording makes it seem like they want the programmer in-house at Rockstar North in Scotland. I guess they want more direct control over their engine instead of communicating overseas all the time.
@-HaloHitman- Damn I wish they'd feed us some info on that thing :/
Definitely a next-gen project now surely?
If its not open world, it's no good. For example, Dishonored would have been great with open world. Now it is way to short.
After GTA V, it's either Bully 2 or another Red Dead. Frankly, I'm fine with either. I remember the composer gave away that he was working on Bully 2's composition, so it's most likely Bully 2.Hoping this new thing for Rockstar ends up being the bee's knees. Did I just say bee's knees? Yes, I did.
@rodier3 A retired bank robber, a psychopath, and young lad trying to get rich quick...
What the hell more do you want in GTA, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La la and Po?!
Seriously man :|
@rodier3 Truth is.. That is your opinion and I disagree.
i just want to know if they will be releasing any games on WII U,it would be nice if nintnedo can get all of Rockstar's games like the ps3 and xbox 360
Not sure if that might happen as Nintendo focuses more on a family friendly atmosphere with occasionally matured content allowed to be designed and released on their platform and well we all know what Rockstar's games tend to be like so.....
I love Rockstar. They're always doing something amazing for games in general. Well, except for that lack of RDR on PC. Damn, I'm just not going to get over that. Still! Rockstar is amazing at what they do.
Rockstar North is console-only developer. Cheap ports MAY BE developed when there are visible amount of beggers.
*crosses fingers* 'open world pirate adventure, open world pirate adventure, open world pirate adventure...'
That could be a good thing, could be bad. It boils down to who is more lazy and greedy. If the console makers are greedy, then yeah, it would be best if devs have the power. I have no doubt though, Rockstar will bring some A game to their engine.
"cutting-edge" tech! well hardly ! next gen consoles are mid range pc components form a year ago. Next Gen is PC only ever going to be a PC thing imo, not turned my PS3 on for games in a year plus even though i got some so called killer games like kz3 gt5, resist3 that i have not even bothered to finish.
only way i will be picking this game up is on PC.
@AlphaWolF_J i cant stand pc die hards that think the only way to play is on the pc, kinda pathetic
@AlphaWolF_J I don't understand why people are comparing consoles with PC. PC is mother of consoles. We don't buy Consoles for just their graphics. People buy consoles because it is easier to play with and also you don't have install the games and think about maybe it works on my PC or not. Also some games you can't find on PCs because of controllers and ... You find more on PCs FPSs and Strategy games. I am sure PC has better graphics but how many games are using it?! in recent years just 2 or 3 games really use the capabilities of modern GPUs. Crysis, Star Wars 1313 and Battlefield 3. Most of games are looking slightly better than their console versions. So for me I don't see a reason to spend 1000$ on a decent graphic card and max out just 1 or 2 games. I did this mistake in 2004 and paid too much for a powerful graphic carda and I just had one game Doom 3 that was really using its powers. As long as the next gen consoles have not emerged in market, we would see the same crappy games with slightly better graphics on PCs. I respect PC but developers are lazy and final word: Software is behind the Hardware at the moment. Thanks
@soheil_nassri You must still be living in 2004, because not only the hardware has evolved, but the economy as well, for PC parts. You can buy a PC with as much as you pay for a console and it's still better in every way. And yes, you can use your PC in your living room on your big TV and with a controller, so don't bother bringing that up.
@AlphaWolF_J my friend rockstar said themselves the hardware on the ps3 and 360 is enough for a brilliant looking game. I seen it in the gameinformer gta v magazine Do you have any proof the components are from a year ago unlikely. You cant predict the future
@InquisitorCrox @soheil_nassri Who chooses this for covering up their inability to create a game for a certain platform and who does it solely for the purpose of transmitting an atmosphere is highly subjective. There's no point in arguing over it.
Dishonored fits perfectly with this style, and it does not feel like it detracts from the atmosphere of the game, the immersion, at all. It only adds to it. The real reason they did it? Who cares, if it works? It makes the game look beautiful, run beautifully on low end machines and consoles, and that's all that matters. At least as far as Dishonored is concerned.
Sure, current-gen consoles hold back "what could be", but it's not all about realistic high resolution textures, is it? Do you really think it would look that much better if Dishonored used a different style had it been developed solely for PC? It's actually one of the best ports out there.
Do you really want to keep seeing long walls of text like this? Let's end it then! Back to gaming, I say!
@soheil_nassri Dishonored does not have bad textures, it has a certain art style of washed out colors and textures. Learn to make the difference and not bash the game for something that it didn't do wrong. Crappy textures means some 200x200 texture re-sized to 512x512 and above. Such is not the case with Dishonored.
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