Crystal Dynamics isn’t known for a ton of blockbuster releases, but since they acquired development duties for the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider, media buzz has surrounded the developer. According to a recent job listing posted online, Crystal Dynamics is looking to develop a new IP that will feature on next-generation consoles.
The ad, posted on the studio’s website, looks for an occupant to fill the position of senior engineer who will work on “a cutting edge, original IP for future platforms”. The position will allow candidates “to develop and iterate on next-gen animation systems and tools pipelines for engine systems on third-person action adventure AAA titles.” The requirements for the position are asking for a very talented individual with a solid background in the gaming industry, who can collaborate with other designers, sounds easy right?
After GameTrailers ran the original story, the ad has been edited and the next-gen reference removed by the Crystal Dynamic internet ninja’s. The studio announced they were working on a new IP back in January, with studio head Darrell Gallagher saying, “2012 is going to be the biggest year in Crystal’s history”. With Sony and Microsoft not even mentioning next generation hardware at E3, I doubt we will be seeing that title this year.
Tomb Raider, in development at Crystal Dynamics was scheduled to deploy in 2012 but was delayed, with a new date set for March 5, 2013, so all hands are on deck. As for the new IP, we have to wait to see more, unless you’re a senior engineer with the skills required to join the project? If you are then you can apply on the studio’s official website, get the job and give us the skinny!