Evolve Dev Working on Unannounced New IP, Described As "Cutting-Edge"

Evolve Dev Working on Unannounced New IP, Described As "Cutting-Edge"

Turtle Rock Studios, the developer behind Left 4 Dead and more recently Evolve, is currently hiring for an “unannounced new IP.” IGN noticed a job listing for an animation programmer who will work on the game.

The job listing teases that the game will be “cutting-edge” and is coming to next-generation hardware, which is likely a reference to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“We are searching for an exceptional programmer to help us in developing unique and stunning characters for an unannounced, cutting-edge game targeting next generation hardware,” reads a line from the job ad.

Turtle Rock has two further job ads posted to its careers portal, one for a narrative director and another for a senior rendering programmer. These ads specifically mentioned PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PC. The developer is looking to fill three other positions, though those requisitions do not mention new IP.

In addition to the new IP, it is possible that Turtle Rock is working on a sequel to Evolve. The game shipped 2.5 million copies and was described by Take-Two management as a “permanent” franchise like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. A sequel has not yet been announced, however.

Take-Two paid nearly $11 million to buy the Evolve franchise from THQ during its bankruptcy auction. Looking ahead, the company has said it sees Evolve as a “key long-term franchise.”