Rare working on FPS for new Xbox
Advertising for a position through game job agency Amiqus, the listing says the developer would favour a candidate with “experience in the action/adventure or FPS genres”.
“The successful candidate, ideally with experience in the action/adventure or FPS genres, will be joining at a time where the studio is looking to move into new areas and develop new IPs for future platforms,” it reads.
The listing seems to confirm Microsoft is hard at work on new titles for the much rumoured Xbox 720.
Since being acquired by Microsoft for $375 million back in 2002, Rare has gone on to produce the likes of Kameo, Viva Pinata and the Kinect Sports titles for the Xbox 360. But many critics have claimed the developer’s best days are behind them with recent titles failing to live up to the quality of past classics such as Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini and Donkey Kong 64.
Last month former Sega design chief Simon Woodroffe became the new creative director of Rare. Woodroffe said at the time: “I am looking forward to getting stuck into making incredible games that will be worthy additions to the pedigree of this studio.”
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