Many are still waiting upon the release of DLC for Skyrim, however it looks like the guys at Bethesda Softworks have more important things in mind as the popular game developer has recently added some interesting job listings to the company’s website.
What’s particularly interesting is that this job listing is clearly asking for Future Generation Console Programmer who will slot into Bethesda Game Studios’ programming department. The job’s requirements also give us a few hints as to what the next game could be.
Some of the boring requirements include having a passion for making great games as part of a great team, being able to contribute innovative ideas and being able to undertake work with minimal oversight, but here’s what got us a little excited: Bethesda want someone with ‘extensive experience’ in regards to programming and optimizing for the PS3 and Xbox 360, DirextX 11 experience is seen as a plus. Perhaps the biggest giveaway is that they want someone who has played Bethesda Game Studios games.
We’re no experts in regards to hiring people for game development, but from what we have read it seems as if everything points towards a job listing for a next-generation Bethesda game which will be coming to the next Microsoft and Sony consoles, as well as PC – two titles fit nicely into this category, Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls VI – seeing as how Skyrim is still only a few months old we think it’s safe to assume that Bethesda is looking for a Future Generation Console Programmer who’ll be working on Fallout 4 – do you agree?
There is a possibility that Bethesda could be looking for someone to help create a game completely separate to Elder Scrolls and Fallout, however with such a following for these established franchises we don’t necessarily feel a new IP is required – with that said we sure that anything Bethesda’s team put their mind to will be a success.
Seeing as how it’s now been almost four years since Fallout 3 took the world by storm we really think that it makes sense to release this game’s sequel next. Many believe Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles will show up at E3 2013 and arrive later in the year, therefore realistically we’re looking at 2014 before Bethesda’s “unannounced game on future-generation consoles” arrives – that means that fans of Fallout will have waited over 5 years for the sequel – very similar to the wait Oblivion fans had to endure before Skyrim finally arrived.
As we hear more on the matter we will keep you posted. Do you think Bethesda’s next game will be next-generation only? Or do you think they may sneak in a release next year before we see sight of Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles?