LucasArts Hiring Next Gen Too

Published on January 19th, 2012

LucasArts has become the latest developer/publisher to begin hiring staff to work on next-generation consoles.

Following on from this week’s news that Creative Assembly, Infinity Ward and Rockstar had all begun hiring for next-gen, a new job advertisement for the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed developer (as posted on Gamasutra) has revealed that the firm is looking for a Graphics Engineer to work on “emerging platforms”.

As usual, there isn’t any indication in the job description as to what LucasArts has lined up for the next-gen but, interestingly enough, the firm is also looking for a Senior Multiplayer/Network Engineer.

Could a sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 be in the pipe for a next-gen launch? We can dream, right?

Of the three platform holders, so far only Nintendo has announced its plans for the next-generation, with its forthcoming Wii U console due for release in the second half of the year.

It’s rumoured that Microsoft has plans to announce its successor to Xbox 360 at E3 in June.

But let’s face it, an announcement is likely to come from the remaining platform holders sooner rather than later – at this stage, it would be bigger news if a studio wasn’t hiring for the next-generation.

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