Not content with simply making mobile games, Amazon has set its sights higher. The e-commerce giant has its designs on the AAA gaming space. The news comes by the way of a sponsored job listing on Gamasutra.
“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!” reads the listing.
This would be the company’s first PC game. It’s not exactly a secret that it was prepping for something big what with big name hires such as game designers Kim Swift (Portal, Quantum Conundrum) and Clint Hocking (Far Cry, Splinter Cell) as well as acquiring Killer Instinct and Silent Hill Homecoming developer Double Helix among others. Throw in its heavy spending in a deal to license the CryEngine – used in high-end games like Crysis 3 and Evolve, and you have what appears to be the foundations for a rather gargantuan undertaking which highlights Amazon’s ambitions in the space more than anything else.