Bethesda hiring 'future generation console programmer'

Bethesda Game Studios is hiring a programmer for an unannounced game on "future generation consoles."

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Bethesda Game Studios is hiring a programmer for "future generation consoles." Though the job listing is left fairly vague, it does confirm that yet another developer is starting to plan ahead for consoles that have yet to be announced.

The job listing is for a specific project, which Bethesda and parent company ZeniMax Media calls an "unannounced game." It asks for experience programming and optimizing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and calls DirectX 11 experience a plus.

We've seen drips and rumors of the next Xbox coming, but less so for the next PlayStation iteration. Still, the specs of the two will probably be reasonably similar, so as long as Bethesda has an outline of one it could be starting development for a game that will appear on both. Now all that's left is for Microsoft and Sony to actually announce them.

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    February 27, 2012 12:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Bethesda hiring 'future generation console programmer'.

    Bethesda Game Studios is hiring a programmer for an unannounced game on "future generation consoles."

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      February 27, 2012 12:21 PM

      Mmmmm, Fallout 4.....

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        February 27, 2012 12:23 PM

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          February 27, 2012 12:25 PM

          Disregard the above post! 3 games in 15 years. Not including NV and Tactics. We gone have words Dave-A.

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          February 27, 2012 12:26 PM

          I would like a new non-elf based IP from them but am more than ok with Fallout 4 happening on my face.

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          February 27, 2012 12:26 PM

          like Oblivion with guns... uhh... Spaceships?

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          February 27, 2012 12:27 PM

          I'd like to see them try an open world space game. eve online meets mass effect. git 'er done

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            February 27, 2012 12:31 PM

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              February 27, 2012 12:45 PM

              ya fallout was depressing (moreso New Vegas). I just want a space exploration game with 3rd/1st person on foot combat

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              February 27, 2012 1:23 PM

              I'd love to see a sci-fi setting that was more akin to say, old school Star Trek with a huge variety of worlds and different things going on in them, rather than one big villain trying to destroy everything.

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          February 27, 2012 12:33 PM

          i would like to see one more Fallout on this console gen

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          February 27, 2012 12:36 PM

          Fallout with dragons

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          February 27, 2012 12:44 PM

          Dear god no. Fallout 4 can't come soon enough.

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          February 27, 2012 12:47 PM

          Dave-A more like Dave-F >:(

          Fallout 4 is going to be glorious shutch yo mouf

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            February 27, 2012 12:52 PM

            And also, I'm calling it as Fallout: Eurozone. Entire new 'world' of backstory to make, because has Dave-trAitor says, the US Fallout is a skosh long in tooth

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              February 27, 2012 1:16 PM

              yeah but the whole Radioactive Googie aesthetic is essentially an American thing. That would be a tough fit.

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                February 27, 2012 1:20 PM

                yeah Fallout really doesn't work outside the US setting. they could put the Fallout name on it but i have a hard time believing it would feel like Fallout.

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                  February 27, 2012 1:28 PM

                  It would actually be interesting if they turned the series into a collaborative one with the Ex-Black Isle (AKA Obsidian). The numbered series now following an East Coast based Westward expansion, which which will run into the already started Eastward expansion started by Black Isle 15 years ago.

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              February 27, 2012 1:19 PM

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              February 27, 2012 1:37 PM

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          February 27, 2012 12:48 PM

          I will accept it not being Fallout 4 if they've acquired the Shadowrun IP and are building that instead.

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            February 27, 2012 1:24 PM

            Yeah, Shadowrun as handled by Bethesda would probably be fucking amazing.

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          February 27, 2012 2:32 PM

          I've had enough of Oblivion/Fallout3/Skyrim. Honestly they all felt way too similar.

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      February 27, 2012 12:23 PM

      Hopefully it's a Havok physics programmer

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        February 27, 2012 2:14 PM

        Why do you hate flying horses?

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          February 27, 2012 2:30 PM

          BECAUSE THEY KILLED MY FAMILY

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            February 27, 2012 2:32 PM

            YOU CAN'T BLAME ALL FLYING HORSES FOR THE ACTIONS OF ONE FLYING HORSE WITH A FLYING HORSE HEART FILLED WITH EVIL

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      February 27, 2012 1:12 PM

      Maybe with the new consoles TES can return to open cities again... bringing back levitation would make many happy as well.

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        February 27, 2012 1:22 PM

        i think levitation is overrated but i do hope they have a single unified map in future games. ahh ultima 7, how i miss you.

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        February 27, 2012 1:24 PM

        Oh god yes, alteration has been so neutered since Morrowind.

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        February 27, 2012 1:31 PM

        rather than levitation, i would vastly prefer horses that aren't completely worthless. mounted combat, seriously.

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        February 27, 2012 1:32 PM

        That would be fantastic, I miss my levitating horse from Daggerfall

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        February 27, 2012 1:35 PM

        some of the towns in skyrim were open at least.

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          February 27, 2012 1:35 PM

          they felt pathetically small, though. that's one of my major gripes about the game.

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      February 27, 2012 1:21 PM

      Personally, I would be more excited had they announced hiring a QA department.

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      February 27, 2012 1:47 PM

      You guys have been posting some pretty lame articles lately. Quality over quantity please. It would be more news-worthy if someone at Bethesda said that they weren't planning a next gen game yet.

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        February 27, 2012 1:48 PM

        If you really want to report stuff like this it should be in a weekly Rumor Mill feature or something.

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      February 27, 2012 1:51 PM

      Can they hire more QA plzkthxbye.

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        February 27, 2012 2:28 PM

        I think a lot of problems come from the Gamebryo engine, I'd hope they get rid of it completely. But likely they will just upgrade what they already have.

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          February 27, 2012 2:40 PM

          Yeah, there are definite engine side issues, but it's also very easy to break quests and the AI/scripting sometimes is beyond retarded. On Friday I was supposed to follow a guy up some stairs to a library and he got stuck in the middle of the staircase. I fus roh dah'ed him to the top and it still didn't trigger so I had to go back 2 saves and try again. He still got stuck in the same place so I had to keep running into him to get him to go up the stairs.

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            February 27, 2012 2:42 PM

            Yah i had an issue with my follower, wouldn't go down a spiral staircase at all. I did the same thing fus roh dah all the way down the stairs. lol

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      February 27, 2012 3:00 PM

      Console programmer? Wouldn't that be a dropout PC programmer? Basically they want someone to take everything that makes a great PC game, fuck up the UI, compress and shrink down the textures so they look like ass on a 55" screen, and assign multiple actions to one button, and sell it at an inflated price.

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        February 27, 2012 3:06 PM

        No generally it means a programmer with solid understanding of good programming practices as well as low level optimization techniques. It usually means experienced and highly desirable in the games industry..

        Nice troll though.

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        February 27, 2012 3:20 PM

        ^^ This guy right here knows what he's talking about everyone

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