Amazon is hiring top talent to develop its first PC gameBy Shawn Knight
Amazon Game Studios, the e-commerce giant's gaming division, is currently looking to build a development team to work on an ambitious new PC game project using what it describes as the latest technology.
In a sponsored post on Gamasutra, Amazon highlighted the fact that its current roster is loaded with top talent that have worked on hits like BioShock, Portal, World of Warcraft, Half Life 2, Dota 2, Left 4 Dead, Halo, Infamous, Shadows of Mordor and The Last of Us.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Amazon had struck a deal with German-based Crytek. The struggling developer is said to have licensed its in-house game-building toolset, CryEngine 3, to Amazon in a deal valued at up to $70 million.
In April 2014, Amazon Game Studios hired two high-profile game designers, Kim Swift and Clint Hocking. Swift is perhaps best known for her work on Portal while Hocking has worked on games at LucasArts, Ubisoft and Valve. Given the Crytek rumor, Hocking's experience with Far Cry 2 could prove invaluable to Amazon.
Current job listings indicate Amazon is looking to fill a number of positions - 26 total - including senior game development engineer, tools engineer, senior gameplay engineer, lead visual effects artist, platform engineer and senior graphics engineer, just to name a few.
The complete list of job openings can be found on Gamasutra's job board.