Bethesda is still on the lookout for staff to help work on next-generation consoles, but their latest job listing has dropped a hint that these consoles may be more like PCs then previous generations.
“Bethesda Game Studios is looking for experienced programmers to work on cutting-edge technology for an unannounced game on future-generation consoles,” reads the advert. Nothing out of the ordinary here, we already knew it is working on a next-generation title.
The interesting part comes in the applicant requirements section. Candidates will require, “extensive experience programming and optimizing for the Xbox 360 and PS3,” and experience with DirectX11 is also a plus. This Microsoft program allows current PC video cards to display the best looking graphics possible with many games including Max Payne 3 and Crysis 3 taking advantage of it on PC.
Many previous next-gen rumors have claimed that the consoles will go with PC style set-ups, and this job listing seems to confirm that theory. The upgrade to DirectX 11 will certainly allow the next-generation to have superior graphics capabilities over anything the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can produce. However, will it be enough to keep the PC at bay? With how quickly technology is progressing platform holders biggest fear is becoming obsolete. We feel this may be an inevitability.
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