Doom, Rage studio hiring for next-gen

Id Software seeking user interface programmers to work on unannounced game for next-generation consoles.


The latest studio to be staffing up for next-generation development is Doom, Rage, and Quake developer id Software. A job posting to the company's website (via Kotaku) calls for experienced user interface programmers to work on "cutting-edge technology" for an unannounced project on future-generation consoles.

Is Doom headed for future consoles?
Is Doom headed for future consoles?

An ideal candidate for the job would have experience with DirectX 11 and a knowledge of id Software games, characters, brands, and universes, among other traits. No further information is available.

This is far from the first time id Software has spoken about future-generation consoles. During the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo, studio boss John Carmack strongly hinted that Rage not only would get a sequel, but would be cross-generational. Additionally, id Software is working on Doom 4, which has been the subject of much speculation.

News of id Software staffing up for next-generation technology follows comments from Carmack last month, when he said he was "not all that excited" about next-gen. He said Microsoft and Sony should focus on building experiences, rather than pushing technology with their future consoles.

Id Software joins a growing list of prominent developers staffing up for next-generation projects. These companies include Call of Duty developers Treyarch and Infinity Ward, Halo house 343 Industries, Uncharted studio Naughty Dog, Mortal Kombat maker NetherRealm, and The Elder Scrolls crafter Bethesda Game Studios.

Nintendo will usher in the first next-generation console, the Wii U, this holiday season. Future systems from Microsoft and Sony are planned for late 2013, according to analysts.

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