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Crytek hiring for PS3

Job ad appears on official website

Crytek is officially hiring for the PlayStation 3, prompting more speculation (from us) that its hi-tech PC shooter Crysis is heading to console in some form.

A job ad that's appeard on the Germans dev's website is advertising for a PS3 console programmer to develop "Next-Generation GameFramework based on CryEngine 2.0".

The applicant must have fives-plus or more years C++ experience and have shipped "at least 1 title for Nintendo GameCube, PS2 or XBOX or simultaneously." What if I've actually made two PS3 games then, is that not good enough to be a PS3 programmer?

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The position doesn't come as too much of a surprise as Crytek's already gone on the record saying all of its future titles will be multiplatform from now on.

With that considered, this is probably a move to make CryEngine 2 work on consoles - but we'd still like to see Crysis on PS3, if only so we can run it.

The full job specs follow if you fancy your chances.

  • Requirements:
  • Shipped at least 1 title for Nintendo GameCube, PS2 or XBOX or simultaneously
  • 5 or more years C++ object oriented experience
  • Strong 3D math and graphics background
  • Ability and desire to innovate, contribute and polish all aspects of a game
  • Experience with next generation cross-platform development
  • Experience working with all major aspects of a game engine
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for making video games

    Pluses:
  • Gdb debugging knowledge
  • Experience with low-level programming
  • Experience with multi-threaded engine design, system design
  • Power PC assembler experience
  • Linux toolchain experience

    Responsibility:
  • Development of a Next-Generation GameFramework based on CryEngine 2.0
  • Work on various aspects of porting to engine code to PS3 and creating solutions to get the utmost out of the PS3
  • Cross platform code development
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard

The first PC 'expansion' Crysis Warhead is out this Friday. Read the review here. Thanks to Sabine for the spot.

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