Infinity Ward hiring for 'unannounced next-gen title'

Does Activision expect next-gen consoles out by end of 2013?

Modern Warfare 3 developer Infinity Ward has started work on an unannounced game for next-gen consoles.


So reveals a job listing from the studio, which is searching for a senior network engineer for the game.

"Come work with the game industry's brightest to design and implement high level network code for an exciting unannounced title for next generation console systems," says the listing.

There are no further hints except that it's looking for a candidate that has an "interest in games, preferably first person shooters". No surprises there, then.

Given Infinity Ward and Treyarch's current turn-taking annual release cycles, Call of Duty fans will be expecting IW's next game in November 2013. This would suggest - should that cycle continue - that Activision expects Sony and/or Microsoft's next-generation consoles by the end of next year.

Activision's clearly gearing up for the next generation; court documents recently revealed that its contract with Bungie includes plans to develop for Microsoft's next Xbox and PlayStation 4.

[ SOURCE: Activision job listing ]