PopCap developing AAA Console Title in Canada

While the world is swamped with stories of end-of-year layoffs and job cuts at video game developers, there is at least one studio hiring for a very intriguing project: PopCap Games is looking for a software engineer to lend their skills to a “AAA console title”.

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Yes, PopCap, best known for its mobile and social releases like Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies, is working on a major console game – and the devil’s in the details.

The new job posting, spotted by internet sleuth Superannuation, reads as follows – we’ve taken the liberty to highlight the exciting bit:

“The PopCap studio is looking for an experienced generalist SE to build a AAA console title. This generalist will work on a broad range of game systems including, but not limited to: animation, audio, resource management, pipelines and visual effects. The ideal candidate will also have experience working with the Frostbite 2 engine.

…that’s the same engine behind Battlefield 3 and Medal of Honor Warfighter, by the way.

This job is with PopCap Games in Burnaby, Canada. While – obviously – nobody’s confirmed just what it’s all about at this stage, early rumours suggest that it’s a Plants vs Zombies spin-off, in the style of Team Fortress 2.

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