The entire gaming world is holding its breath while waiting for some new updates regarding the new PS5 consoles. So far no one knows anything for sure, since the company managed to preserve the mystery. However, we might have a clue about the next-gen software. The new information seems to confirm that Avalanche is working at this project. The new hints were provided by Just Cause developer Avalanche.
The developer is looking for new staff
An Avalanche job post revealed some new details: “”Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to join a small team developing our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine.” It appears that they are looking for new team members, and we can already guess what the “sandbox multiplayer engine will be”.
The job post revealed some other interesting details. “This is a great opportunity to work with some of the most complex and rewarding challenges in game development today; Open worlds, sandbox gameplay and highly destructible multiplayer environments.
As with most multiplayer development, a keen sense of fun gameplay and that 6th sense for what gives the perfect “feeling” are both key aspects of this role.” We now know what Avalanche will focus on, and it is interesting to see what are its priorities at the moment.
“As a Senior Multiplayer Programmer you will influence the architecture and drive the implementation of all multiplayer technology in the Avalanche Apex engine,” the job post added. It appears that they are offering a job that comes with a lot of responsibility, and what could be more important than an upcoming PlayStation 5?
PS5 is more than a rumor
There are plenty of reasons that could motivate a PS5 release. Industry analyst Michael Patcher shared his opinion with us: “Sony’s making so much money with the PS4 that I think they’ll continue to milk it as long as they can milk it. The PS5 is probably going to be their real 4K device, and so it just feels to me that they’re not going to launch the PS5 until sales momentum for the PS4 slows, and it just hasn’t.”