In spite of the recent release of their modern Western Epic, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the continued successes of Red Dead & Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar Games has already begun hiring “to create next-generation worlds for some exciting upcoming projects”.
Initially reported by site Gear Nuke, it appears that Rockstar is already preparing for the inevitable move to new console systems. Rockstar India, for example, is hiring for technical artists, including senior environment & vehicle art specialists. Additionally, Rockstar New York is looking for a MoCap tools developer to help create and build “upon the next generation of MoCap tools and pipeline,” as well as a technical face developer to “help research and develop new technology for future titles.”
Rockstar Toronto has also announced that it is searching for additional staff members for next-generation titles in the pipeline.
It is no secret that Rockstar are in the process of developing multiple projects at any one time and though the news isn’t surprising it has already set fans guessing as to which pre-existing or brand new IP we can expect from the acclaimed developer next. For example, some keen-eyed fans noticed the words ‘Canis Canem Edit’ emblazoned across one of the rarer revolvers in Red Dead Redemption 2, which might suggest that a return to the world of Bully is on the cards, however, you could also infer that the listing for a vehicle artist might mean that development on Grand Theft Auto 6 is kicking off.
In any case it doesn’t appear that we should expect any titles from the studio until the Next-Generation of home video consoles is released, however far away that may be.