If you mosey on over to Gamasutra, you might notice that Amazon has posted an ad seeking to hire talent for its first PC game.
“Amazon is committed to gamers, and building great teams who are excited to use Twitch, the AWS cloud, and technical innovation to radically evolve gameplay. We believe that games have just scratched the surface in their power to unite players and will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art.”
“The team is made of former Portal, World of Warcraft and BioShock creators, and we’re building a team of top talent for an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology. Our team in Seattle has worked on a lot of other great titles like Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Dota 2, Halo, Infamous, Shadows of Mordor and The Last of Us.”
“If you want to be on the tip of the spear for game design and technology, contact us. We want people that are driven to make the best games in the industry. We’re looking to take interesting risks, and invent!”
Amazon certainly has quite a lineup right out of the gate. It will be interesting to see if it can bring something new to the table. The Amazon Fire phones were a flop, only managing to push 35,000 of the devices off of the shelves, but the new streaming dongle dubbed the Fire Stick has been a hot item in the UK, so maybe Amazon is learning from its mistakes.
In any case, even with all that talent behind them, only time will tell if Amazon will deliver something fresh and invigorating into the gaming world, or if we’ll just have another stale game project to line the bargain bin.