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Naughty Dog hiring for next generation

Uncharted developer seeking character artist for "next-gen games" to create models with 1 million polygons.


Last week a job listing at original Call of Duty shop Infinity Ward suggested the studio was at work on a new entry in the shooter series for next-generation systems. Now, it appears Uncharted developer Naughty Dog is barking up the same tree.

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A new job listing at Naughty Dog for a character artist states the studio is seeking a person to help build "next-gen games." Additionally, the requisition says this person will be expected to make "million-poly models game-ready." By comparison, the average character polygon count in 2009's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was 80,000, according to a Gametrailers video.

The job listing did not indicate what franchise the employee would be working on or if it related to an entirely new series. Naughty Dog is most famous for its work on the Crash Bandicoot, Jak, and Uncharted franchises.

As for what Naughty Dog is currently at work on, the California-based studio recently unveiled The Last of Us. The title has been in the works for over two years, according to the developer. For more on The Last of Us, check out the game's first trailer, embedded below.

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