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Need A Job? Bethesda Hiring for "Future Gen"

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Bethesda Game Studios is now beefing up its staff for an unannounced project for PC and future-generation consoles.

With The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim finally out on the market, Todd Howard's Bethesda Game Studios is now looking to tackle its next epic release. The company says it's looking for experienced programmers to work on "cutting-edge technology" for an unannounced game on future-generation consoles. Don't worry: the PC will get a little luvin' too.

According to the job listing, applicants will need at least 5 years of game development experience and multiple titles shipped (meaning no n00bs, please). Applicants will also need extensive experience programing and optimizing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. Experience with DirectX 11 is a big plus as well as actually having experience playing a game or two developed by the studio (playing Skyrim would probably be a good idea, or Oblivion at least).

So far the only next-gen console publicly known is the Nintendo Wii U which is slated to arrive here in the States this holiday season. Back in September, the studio said it was considering development for that system, but has yet to announce any projects for that specific platform. SDKs for the Xbox 720 "Durango" are reportedly set to arrive any day now if they haven't already, and it looks as if Sony may not even participate in this next console run, riding out the PlayStation 3 and focusing on Vita.

Bethesda's next project will likely use the Creation Engine, following Skyrim. The studio's VP of PR Pete Hines said in a recent interview that "whatever Bethesda Game Studios works on after Skyrim will take advantage of the tech that they have developed. But what that next product is or what it’s going to be? Everybody’s gonna have to wait and see.

Rumors are pointing to Fallout 4, but Bethesda also could kick-start a band new IP. Then again, Bethesda just acquired the rights to the Fallout MMO, so it's quite possible we'll see our fist multiplayer cross-platform RPG from Bethesda. That of course is pure, hopeful speculation (grin).

"Fallout is an important property of ZeniMax and we are now able to develop future Fallout titles for our fans without third party involvement or the overhang of others' legal claims," said Robert Altman, chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media last month.

For more information on Bethesda's job listing, head here.

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    walter87 , February 28, 2012 2:14 AM
    Fallout 4 :) 
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    shin0bi272 , February 28, 2012 3:00 AM
    not to complain but this is why so many tech positions go unfilled each year. I have a degree in software engineering but I cant get a job doing it because everyone wants someone with 10 years experience.
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    demonhorde665 , February 28, 2012 6:53 AM
    shin0bi272not to complain but this is why so many tech positions go unfilled each year. I have a degree in software engineering but I cant get a job doing it because everyone wants someone with 10 years experience.



    this is why "triple A" game companies are also turning out bigger piles of s--t every year , no big name companies (and few small companies) bring in flesh blood any more. every one requires 2 to 5 to 10 years of exprience and guess what , THE TALENT POOL IN COMPANIES STAGNATES LIKE THIS !!!!

    i'm in school for game art design and i can just see it now , me having hell gettinga job becasue all tehse companies don't give acrap about fresh ideas or hiring fresh minds into the buisness.
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    walter87 , February 28, 2012 2:14 AM
    Fallout 4 :) 
  • 13 Hide
    shin0bi272 , February 28, 2012 3:00 AM
    not to complain but this is why so many tech positions go unfilled each year. I have a degree in software engineering but I cant get a job doing it because everyone wants someone with 10 years experience.
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    sockso , February 28, 2012 3:07 AM
    Personally, I really hope it's Elder Scrolls 6.
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    xerroz , February 28, 2012 3:22 AM
    Fallout 4, GOTY 2013. Game's gonna be even more epic than Fallout 3 and Skyrim
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    unionoob , February 28, 2012 3:57 AM
    shin0bi272not to complain but this is why so many tech positions go unfilled each year. I have a degree in software engineering but I cant get a job doing it because everyone wants someone with 10 years experience.

    Well, sorry but if you are really intrested in industry you already would be doing something like developing your own projects or creating mods for games.

    And now you really can't say its hard to do, you already got some nice free game engines to start with like Unreal Development kit. so.. now telling its impossible / hard to get experience is wrong.
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    demonhorde665 , February 28, 2012 6:53 AM
    shin0bi272not to complain but this is why so many tech positions go unfilled each year. I have a degree in software engineering but I cant get a job doing it because everyone wants someone with 10 years experience.



    this is why "triple A" game companies are also turning out bigger piles of s--t every year , no big name companies (and few small companies) bring in flesh blood any more. every one requires 2 to 5 to 10 years of exprience and guess what , THE TALENT POOL IN COMPANIES STAGNATES LIKE THIS !!!!

    i'm in school for game art design and i can just see it now , me having hell gettinga job becasue all tehse companies don't give acrap about fresh ideas or hiring fresh minds into the buisness.
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    demonhorde665 , February 28, 2012 7:09 AM
    oh and on another note since the other article is old now , i'd like to add here , i hope to GOD a fallout MMO is NEVER DONE , why you ask because mmo's are a death nail to there ever being another great single player version of teh game , Look at blizzard and WoW , we never got a warcraft 4 because blizzard turned it intoa sh-tty MMO.
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    Antimatter79 , February 28, 2012 8:32 AM
    shin0bi272not to complain but this is why so many tech positions go unfilled each year. I have a degree in software engineering but I cant get a job doing it because everyone wants someone with 10 years experience.


    Is this also the case with much smaller, Indie developers? I don't know much about game development from an insider's perspective, but I couldn't imagine getting a degree and landing my first professional gig with Bioware, for instance. Baby steps, man. Baby steps.
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    unionoob , February 28, 2012 8:52 AM
    Antimatter79Is this also the case with much smaller, Indie developers? I don't know much about game development from an insider's perspective, but I couldn't imagine getting a degree and landing my first professional gig with Bioware, for instance. Baby steps, man. Baby steps.


    that's a problem now, people finish there schools and think they should get best jobs out there and fat pay check...

    Many developers started working from 0, as testers, as independent developers, modders.

    If you want to work in an big company like Bethesda then do all to get there interest in you, prove you worth something not only your useless uni paper.
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2012 8:57 AM
    Baby Steps? Some are lucky to get a job at these companies without baby steps.

    What you don't understand is that the longer you go without using your skills (taking baby steps), the faster you will forget fundamental things about software engineering.
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    Antimatter79 , February 28, 2012 9:08 AM
    net1024Baby Steps? Some are lucky to get a job at these companies without baby steps. What you don't understand is that the longer you go without using your skills (taking baby steps), the faster you will forget fundamental things about software engineering.


    That I do understand. There are countless scores of people at my job with CS and Software Engineering degrees that have forgotten 99% of what they learned in college. However, at some point, can't an aspiring young college grad decide maybe he should strike out on his own, and start his own indie company? I don't know about other gaming outlets, but Steam sure seems to show lots of love to Indie Developers, and whether the games are financially successful or not, you're gaining experience and building a portfolio. I would be all for hiring young kids fresh out of school to give them their first big break, but at the same time, a business must rely on having some proven talent and experience as well. It's the catch 22 of professional employment, unfortunately.
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    EDVINASM , February 28, 2012 9:53 AM
    Better be something like Fallout 3. Have no appeal for the likes of Skyrim at all. Loved fallout and the whole scavenging business :) 
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    Jarmo , February 28, 2012 10:25 AM
    edvinasmBetter be something like Fallout 3. Have no appeal for the likes of Skyrim at all. Loved fallout and the whole scavenging business


    You didn't notice the games were almost exactly the same?

    Oh well, anybody willing to bet for Beth not making Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls 6? Any takers?
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    sa1nt , February 28, 2012 10:29 AM
    demonhorde665oh and on another note since the other article is old now , i'd like to add here , i hope to GOD a fallout MMO is NEVER DONE , why you ask because mmo's are a death nail to there ever being another great single player version of teh game , Look at blizzard and WoW , we never got a warcraft 4 because blizzard turned it intoa sh-tty MMO.


    Its a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll :) 
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2012 10:34 AM
    BRAND not BAND, Don't rely on spell check to catch errors.
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    mobrocket , February 28, 2012 11:35 AM
    "see our fist multiplayer cross-platform"

    - sorry but i just not a fan of fisting... its a little too hardcore for me
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    pizzamanskyrim , February 28, 2012 1:09 PM
    Personally I do NOT hope it's TES VI, I will wait until they make a new engine, or it will just be an Skyrim expansion.
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    pizzamanskyrim , February 28, 2012 1:12 PM
    And they confirmed they are making a Fallout 4 (unknown release date), and Fallout Online, Fallout Online release date is: NOVEMBER 11, 2012 (yes exactly a year after Skyrim's release)
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    pizzamanskyrim , February 28, 2012 1:15 PM
    And I've played Skyrim and seen fallout they aren't that similar except for perks and open world rpg.
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    ricardois , February 28, 2012 2:20 PM
    my bet is on a fallout game
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