With Red Dead Redemption 2 only releasing recently, one would think that Rockstar Games would focus on the online portion that is slowly being rolled out. There have been some issues in the way it’s online game-play is structured— mainly, the minute amounts of gold one gets compared to the amount of time and effort it takes to get that gold. And since Rockstar Games is still updating Grand Theft Auto V with wild additions and intriguing content, it would only make sense for them to do the same with Red Dead Redemption 2 (currently in Beta)— even though they would be far more limited in the additions they could use, considering Red Dead Redemption 2 is a more tonally serious game. Then again, a little levity in the Online game might help retain players who found the story to be too dour.
However, it would appear that this is not the case. Not to say that Rockstar are not working on some great content for Red Dead Redemption 2‘s online mode— they most likely are— but it appears they are already looking ahead to what they want to do next. Job listings have appeared for various Rockstar Games company locations, namely those of Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar India, and Rockstar New York.
Rockstar New York is looking for a Technical Face Developer, along with a Motion Capture Tools Developer. Rockstar Toronto are looking for a Senior Technical Artist, specifically for “facial animation tracking.” Rockstar India are also looking for a Motion Caption Animator and Facial Animator. What has some people excited is that within these job listings, there are quotes such as “create next-generation worlds” and that the Motion Capture job in New York would help to “create and build upon the next generation of MoCap tools.” If that isn’t enticing enough, they say that those hired will work on “some of the largest scale products to be found in any entertainment medium.”
It doesn’t say what the project (or projects) are, though there is plenty of speculation. Considering this is Rockstar Games, whatever they are hiring for won’t be seen for a couple of years (at the very soonest), and when coupled with the language in their job descriptions, one can easily deduce that the games will be released on the next generation consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett). Fans have plenty to choose from— another Bully has been rumoured for years, not many people would mind another Grand Theft Auto, and considering the reception of Red Dead Redemption 2, a third entry in the series is never out of the question.
So if you have any of the skills Rockstar are looking for, and are willing to relocate to any of the three locations mentioned above, you should apply. You could become a vital part of the next Rockstar juggernaut.
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Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 are out now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.