Journey developer hiring for new online game

Thatgamecompany seeking scalability engineer to help studio take online play "one step further" by building infrastructure to support hundreds of thousands of users.

Thatgamecompany's adventure game Journey--due out March 13--lets players buddy up over a network connection and work together to accomplish tasks. And according to a new job listing at the studio, the developer has bigger online plans in store for its next game.

Thatgamecompany's next journey is being built to support hundreds of thousands of gamers.

A new job listing at the Santa Monica, California-based company (via Joystiq) calls for a scalability engineer, who will help take online play "one step further."

"With our last game, Journey, we began incorporating online interactions into our projects, and we'd like to take it a step further on our next game," reads a line from the requisition.

The job listing goes on to reveal that the studio is planning a "full-scale online service," which will accommodate hundreds of thousands of users.

The job listing at thatgamecompany did not indicate what platform(s) the new project is being developed for. However, the studio's most recent projects--Journey, Flower, and Flow--have been exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

For more on thatgamecompany's newest title, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Journey.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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9 comments
trastamad03
trastamad03

Can they release it already D: I wanna play! I WANNA PLAY! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

a lot of people would be grateful for a port to other consoles either than the PS3 :D

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

I like Journey, but i still think it takes itself a bit too seriousy...That being said, cant wait for tuesday

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

This type fo co-op gameplay is awesome. I look forward to it.

servb0ts
servb0ts

can't wait toplay this. I enjoyed PSN Flower

adam270391
adam270391

"However, the studio's most recent projects--Journey, Flower, and Flow--have been exclusive to the PlayStation 3." Flow was released on pc before it was released on the ps3, I don't think you can still download it but there's a web-based version available to play on the developer's website. looking forward to Journey, EU psn just got a ton of journey avatars and themes added to the store.

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

This would be excellent, and I look forward to more great stuff from TGC.

worlock77
worlock77

With 'Journey' thatgamecompany's contract with Sony is done, so they're free to develop for other systems. But I wouldn't be surprised if Sony outright buys them at this point.

johny300
johny300

Great news, more games is always good specially from this dev.