Company looks forward to upcoming systems and seek top talent for engine work.
by Anoop Gantayat
March 12, 2010 - Final Fantasy XIII represents one of our first glimpses at a Square Enix HD game made using internal technology, in this case the company's "Crystal Tools" game engine.
Square Enix's top programmers are apparently ready to move on to the next generation -- the one after PS3 and Xbox 360, that is. The company opened a job listing section earlier this week seeking out "the highest level of talent" for work on a "new generation game engine development project."
Reads the listing, "At Square Enix, in anticipation of the appearance of next generation platforms, we've started development on a new generation game engine for competing beyond the level of the world's powerful developers."
The company is seeking game engine system programmers, 3D graphics core programmers, online system programmers, Windows application programmers, rendering programmers, server/DB programmers, plug-in programmers, technical artists, and technical writers. All positions are based in Tokyo.
If you apply and get a gig, be sure and send us some sneak shots of Final Fantasy XVI. (Think he means "XIV" here.)
At least we know we'll be back some day going nuts over a new MMORPG for this Next-Gen Engine.