Rockstar is hiring motion capture artists for future games

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What next for Rockstar Games? The famed GTA developer is currently drowning in Game of the Year awards and blockbuster sales for Red Dead Redemption 2, the dynamic open-world Western that has captured the industry like few games in recent memory.

Never content to rest on its laurels though, various Rockstar (opens in new tab) studios worldwide are currently on the lookout for new hirings to help advance its technical prowess to new heights – specifically for facial animation and MoCap (motion capture), which is proving increasingly crucial for the engaging, photorealistic animation Rockstar is striving for in its games.

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As spotted by GearNuke, Rockstar New York is currently hiring for a Technical Face Developer and MoCap Tools developer for "future titles", while Rockstar Toronto have a listing for a Senior Technical Artist specifically to "improve facial animation tracking". Rockstar India is also advertising positions for a Facial Animator and Motion Capture Animator.

Given the usual lead time on Rockstar's game development – there were 10 years between Red Dead Redemption and its sequel – it's likely these positions are for games on next-generation consoles.

So is it GTA VI? Red Dead Redemption 3? The latest Red Dead game is going to keep us busy for a while, but if we know anything about Rockstar, it's that they'll be looking to outdo themselves next around.

Henry is a freelance technology journalist. Before going freelance, he spent more than three years at TechRadar reporting on TVs, projectors and smart speakers as the website's Home Cinema Editor – and has been interviewed live on both BBC World News and Channel News Asia, discussing the future of transport and 4K resolution televisions respectively. As a graduate of English Literature and persistent theatre enthusiast, he'll usually be found forcing Shakespeare puns into his technology articles, which he thinks is what the Bard would have wanted. Bylines also include Edge, T3, and Little White Lies.