Man, I’m pretty excited about Journey. You may have noticed that in amongst the posts upon posts of unprofessional slobbering. Journey is being released on the PlayStation Network this March, but developer Thatgamecompany is already looking towards its next game, which looks to take things a “step further”.
According to this Thatgamecompany job ad for a ‘Scalability Engineer’, the team appears to be working on something at least mildly related to the online interactions designed in the upcoming Journey.
“With our last game, Journey, we began incorporating online interactions into our projects, and we’d like to take it a step further on our next game,” begins the job ad. “But while we’re pretty experienced making games, we’ve never built a full scale online service available to hundreds of thousands of users. People keep telling us that’s pretty hard. We like a challenge, but we also don’t want to screw this up. We’re looking for someone to help us plan and build our online infrastructure in a way that scales.”
Sounds interesting. Looks like Thatgamecompany will, as you’d expect, remain in the ‘experimental’ realm, with the job applicants being advised to seek out “adventure and uncertainty” and create something “not just for core gamers but everyone you respect”.