Amazon has never exactlyabout to get into the video games market, and the latest step in the wildly successful retailer's grand strategy is a series of job posts over , seeking developmental staff for an “ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology.”
“The team is made of former Portal, World of Warcraft and BioShock creators,” reads the post, “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.”
That's quite the statement of intent. There are 26 separate positions listed on Gamasutra and on Amazon's own, ranging from visual artists to combat designers and community managers. The demand is for developers with triple-A experience, which is further proof that Amazon Game Studios isn't looking to mess around.
They've already got an all-star creative team on-board, including Portal's, Far Cry 2's Clint Hocking, and Valve’s Tom Leonard, so it will be very interesting to see what they come up with. Presumably we're not looking at a free-to-play Facebook game here.