Epic Games seems to be gearing up for the next generation, at least if we have to believe the software house’s careers page. Two new entries are especially interesting: The first is for a Technical artist to work “on multiple new and existing IP’s across multiple platforms”. The job would involve attacking “the more complex issues that arise when we push the technology envelope, both in production on current hardware, and prototyping for next-generation hardware”.
The second entry is more specific and it’s for a Systems Designer wanting to “work with the tools and technology that are shaping the next generation of games” on “an unannounced competitive online action game that includes player progression, heavy itemization, and a dynamic economy”.
Both those job opportunities are based in Epic’s main studio in Cary, North Carolina. What will those games be? Your guess is as good as mine, even if the game described on the second entry sounds a lot like a love child between Unreal Tournament and Borderlands 2. For now we’ll have to wait and see, unless you think you have what it takes to apply for the jobs, of course.