The developers behind Just Cause and Mad Max, Avalanche Studios, have posted two new job listings that suggests the studio is looking to make a cross-generational game that will include the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as the next iteration of those two platforms.
The job listings pretty much focus on two things, the game type and the fact that it's for the next Xbox and the PlayStation 5. Check out the wording on both below:
"Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to lead the development of our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine.
"As the Technical Director for multiplayer you will take ownership of the architecture and implementation of multiplayer in the Avalanche Apex engine. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the most complex and rewarding challenges in game development today; Open worlds, sandbox gameplay and highly destructible multiplayer environments…
"This is a rare opportunity for the candidate who wants to play an instrumental and leading role in a small team developing next-generation multiplayer experience.
"If you are a person who likes being challenged and stimulated in an ambitious and talented environment this position will suit you perfectly. Avalanche Studios is developing for both current and next gen platforms."
"Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to join a small team developing our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine.
"Avalanche Studios is developing for both current and next gen platforms.
"A strong passion for multiplayer and open world games."
Now, it's fairly possible that these listings were simply repurposed older listings that failed to remove the next-gen writing, but analysts are pointing towards a 2020 release for the PS5. On top of that, it's been said that the next Xbox is already in development.
It's too early to suggest that Avalanche has access to the new consoles' benchmarks, but it probably means that they are looking to release a new game within the next three years.