Square-Enix Seeking Talent For "New Generation Game Engine"
Yeah, yeah, let the speculation and rumors begin. Just keep the insanity to a minimum, m'kay?
First of all, you should visit Square-Enix's Japanese site; if you can't speak Japanese (welcome to the club), check out the translation and explanation over at Andriasang. Thing is, it appears the company is recruiting for a new game engine; the headlines read, "Seeking the highest level of talent" and "New generation game engine development project starts." They go on to talk about the emergence of powerful consoles dedicated to never-before-seen visuals, and that video game graphics could eventually exceed that of movies. And in the future, "reform" won't be enough; we'll need an actual "revolution."
"At Square Enix, in anticipation of the appearance of next generation platforms, we've started development on a new generation game engine for competing beyond the level of the strong developers throughout the world, and are presently seeking a lot of talent."
Available jobs include game engine system programmer, 3D graphics core programmer, online system programmer, technical artist, and more. They all ask for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 experience but obviously, the most intriguing part about that ad is Cloud's visage tacked to the front of it. Of course, Cloud is essentially the mascot for the company at this point, so it probably doesn't mean anything but even so, it's worth noting. ...right? I mean, we could all leap to absurd conclusions and say the first project that utilizes this new engine will be a Final Fantasy VII remake. That'd be fun.
3/12/2010 8:55:57 PM Ben Dutka