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Rumor Avalanche Studios working on a possible unannounced Xbox Exclusive

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https://avalanchestudios.com/jobs/852629

Was going through Avalanche studios and came across this particular job listing. Didn't see any PS specific jobs yet. May be reading too much into it or maybe MS has acquired Avalanche Studios or Xbox is getting an exclusive game?

The Position
Avalanche Studios is looking for an Xbox Specialist/System Programmer to work on an unannounced title being developed in Stockholm.

At Avalanche Studios you will work with some of the industry’s most exciting technology and talented individuals. We have a solid reputation for producing fantastic looking open-world games and this is a great opportunity if you want to play an instrumental role on developing our next-generation games or engine. You will be a part of a team responsible for designing, developing and maintaining many aspects of the game or core engine tech such as streaming, threading, memory management and lower level platform specific technology.

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge of C/C++
  • Have worked on at least one shipped XBox title
  • Experience with a wide range of game level systems, including scene management, physics, animation, AI, rendering, etc.
  • Experience with a wide range of tools and pipelines used in modern game development.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, able to work independently
  • Good communication skills and thrives as a member of a team
Desired Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of game engine architectures
  • In-depth knowledge of next generation console architectures and future architectural trends
Employee promise

We provide goals, instead of instructions, and the opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our Values

At Avalanche Studios Group, we believe in worlds beyond limits, we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Everyone at Avalanche Studios Group has a shared responsibility to create an open and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated equally and with respect. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.

How to Apply

We will only consider applications that consist of both a cover letter and a CV. In your cover letter you should include why you want to work at Avalanche Studios. For this role you need to be able to work full-time in our Stockholm or Liverpool office.

To apply for this position please register below. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only.
 
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Boss Mog

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Hopefully it's not Just Cause 5, but I doubt Square-Enix would let that be XBOX exclusive.
 

oldergamer

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Eidos is the publisher for just cause but they dont own the studio last I checked. Its owned by a Nordic film board. I doubt they were sold or this is anything exclusive.
 

Harry Tung

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I've been so disappointed with Avalanches output as of late. Mad Max and Just Cause was mediocre at best. Mad Max in particular felt like a chore, checking off boxes in a boring world with nothing even remotely resembling fun. Avalanche feels like a studio in decline.
 
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xrnzaaas

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Mad Max was their only good game this gen, I wouldn't mind playing a sequel. Just don't get rid of Max in favor of Furiosa or some other female character. ;)
 
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diffusionx

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Or they are looking for someone to work on the Xbox version of a multi platform game.

considering there’s no such thing as a true “Xbox exclusive” that makes much more sense IMO.
 

Kuranghi

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Hopefully Mad Max 2, frist one for some unknown reason was one of the most fun game last gen.


Recent video by Karak Karak

The more I think about, the more I see similarities between Ghost of Tsushima, Breath of the Wild and Mad Max, it has this seemingly static world but if you start actually studying it and really looking you can get such a stong sense of immersion and place from it. I think thats a part of its mojo, that and how fucking fun it is to ram the shit out of other cars and see those top tier explosion/fire effects. Its also has good emergent gameplay from its AI and elemental systems working together, similar to Just Cause and Far Cry.

I watched this video, has the one you posted got new stuff in it?:

 
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The more I think about, the more I see similarities between Ghost of Tsushima, Breath of the Wild and Mad Max, it has this seemingly static world but if you start actually studying it and really looking you can get such a stong sense of immersion and place from it. I think thats a part of its mojo, that and how fucking fun it is to ram the shit out of other cars and see those top tier explosion/fire effects. Its also has good emergent gameplay from its AI and elemental systems working together, similar to Just Cause and Far Cry.

I watched this video, has the one you posted got new stuff in it?:

Ghost of Tsushima comparison is actually really good one, when I am thinking about it. But GoT does not have that cool (for me) post apocalyptic aesthetic. I am not much into Japanese culture.
 

Hudo

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Interesting. It's apparently not Electron-based, so it's not a bloated piece of shit like VS Code, Atom and similar.

Tbh, I genuinely expected someone to come in here and talk about Emacs and/or Vim, lol.
 
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A multi-plat dev needs Xbox and PlayStation experts.

The lack of a listing for a PlayStation expert could simply mean they already have those jobs fully staffed, and are lacking in the Xbox area.
 

Kerlurk

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Mad Max
Just Cause 3
Just Cause 4
Rage 2

All great games. Would love more on PS5.

Really want a Mad Max 2.
 
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Kuranghi

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Mad Max
Just Cause 3
Just Cause 4
Rage 2

All great games. Would love more on PS5.

Really want a Mad Max 2.

Me too, I put 130 hours into Mad Max.

I couldn't get into JC4 for a year or more but I went back and changed my graphics settings around and it stopped being a fizzy mess, I enjoyed my time with it in the end, not quite as much as JC3 overall though. I missed the challenges and wing suit courses, the replacements were not really as good 90% of the time, especially the wing suit rings.
 
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oldergamer

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I've been so disappointed with Avalanches output as of late. Mad Max and Just Cause was mediocre at best. Mad Max in particular felt like a chore, checking off boxes in a boring world with nothing even remotely resembling fun. Avalanche feels like a studio in decline.
Just cause 2 and 3 were great games
 

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I've been so disappointed with Avalanches output as of late. Mad Max and Just Cause was mediocre at best. Mad Max in particular felt like a chore, checking off boxes in a boring world with nothing even remotely resembling fun. Avalanche feels like a studio in decline.

Avalanche is a very talented dev, but for fcks sake what has happened after MM? All of their games excel in gameplay, graphics and world but fuck me, the writing (outside Rage 2 DLC w/o Bethesda) is woke AF.