DICE preparing for next-gen consoles, puts out job ads

DICE are now hiring for next-generation gaming.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Apr 5 2012 11:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

So, here we are folks, we all kinda know through various rumors that the next-generation consoles are coming from both Microsoft and Sony, but no official news yet. They should hit at the earliest, this year, and most likely, next year toward the holiday season. But now we're seeing news that Battlefield developer, DICE, are hiring for the next-generation of consoles, according to a recent job listing.

DICE preparing for next-gen consoles, puts out job ads | TweakTown.com

The job is for a senior software engineer and reads:

We believe in tailoring the role for the individual but tasks might include implementing new features and workflows for content creators, keeping track of performance and memory and optimizing for current- and next-gen.

That's enough to tease you, and we should expect most studios have been doing the same thing. A 12-month-plus lead on next-gen graphic engine development (Frostbite 3.0?) would sound about right, and would allow DICE to release their various DLC between now and the next-gen console releases.

I really expect the next-gen consoles, and next-gen games, to ramp up graphics and physics, considerably. Anything less than 1080p @ 60fps with AA at 2-4X would be disappointing. Heck, it needs to be even more than that, personally. 4096x2160 @ 60fps would be nice, but I'm pushing it now, aren't I?

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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