Rockstar North developing ‘cutting edge’ next-gen tech – report

Tuesday, 11th December 2012 11:47 GMT By Dave Cook

GTA 5 developer Rockstar North is now hiring for an ‘experienced programmer’ to assist the studio in developing next-gen tech. See the job listing and details below.

The job posting reads, “Rockstar North is currently seeking an experienced programmer to focus on core engine development”, and adds, “This is an exciting opportunity to develop cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms.”

Meanwhile, Rockstar San Diego is also hiring for a physics programmer. The role seems to incorporate new – possibly next-gen tech as well – as the descriptor reads, “RAGE team members work closely with game teams to integrate new technologies as well as evangelize best practices and process in using those technologies across Rockstars studios.”

Rockstar North and Rockstar San Diego are both hiring also hiring network programmers.

The San Diego job descriptor could point to multiplayer in either GTA 5 or the studio’s oft-rumoured Red Dead Redemption follow-up, as it calls for “A networking programmer who specializes in the synchronization of the wide range of gameplay mechanics found in a Rockstar open world game”, and will involved, “working with engineering and design staff to integrate dynamic multiplayer into all areas of gameplay”.

Either way something is going on at Rockstar. What do you make of the job roles?

Cheers to NowGamer for the find, and OXM for the additional insight.



  1. Erthazus

    Yeah, Next Gen is all about physics and post processing effects. So far since 2009 this is a big deal on the PC for example.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    ^ U mad bro?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Fin

    Top developer in development for next-gen shock.


    Dude, he’s got reason to be mad. You ever tried to play an Xbox or PS3? I once stabbed myself in the eye, it was more fun than trying to play some shitty sub hd shit on shitty halo failbox.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. bitsnark


    Oh man! Too funny :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. TheOutcastWolf

    @3 Oh my sides…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. MadFlavour

    And in other news:

    The sun will rise tomorrow.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. roadkill

    Rockstar!? Cutting edge next-gen tech!? LOL!!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. naffgeek

    Always amazes me how 12 yr olds can afford PC gaming rigs!?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. TD_Monstrous69

    @8 I know, right?
    Interesting….very interesting. Wonder if this means that all of their future games will have the scale and scope tech-wise that GTA V’s bringing to the table (and no, I’m not talking visuals all you graphics whores)?

    #9 2 years ago

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