PS4 / Xbox 720: Rockstar is Developing Engine for Next-Gen Platforms

Rockstar is developing a new engine for next-gen console platforms.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 isn't coming out for the next generation consoles—at least, not that we know of—but its developer Rockstar has revealed that it is developing what it's calling a "cutting-edge" game engine for next-generation platforms once they finally roll out into the hands of consumers.

The next-generation platforms, tentatively called the PS4 and the Xbox 720 by gamers—which are highly unlikely to be their actual names—are expected to sport some high-end graphics cards and processors that rival current generation PCs in their aptitude and performance. 

The reveal comes through a job listing for a Core Engine Programmer at the Edinburgh-based Rockstar North, and current developers of GTA 5 (via NowGamer). The position requires "an experienced programmer to focus on core engine development" at the studio and  "is an exciting opportunity to develop cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms."

Also listed is a separate listing for a Physics Programmer to develop "cutting-edge physics and collision systems", presumably for any racing elements that the studio plans to implement in their upcoming games.

Could GTA 6 or the next Red Dead Redemption game be in the works at Rockstar? Only time will tell. 

With any luck, these games will also see release on the PC.