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Amazon making 'ambitious' PC game with creators of Portal, World of Warcraft and more

09/06/2015 08:47:41

Amazon Game Studios has been growing for over a year now, but up to this point it's only published smaller mobile releases and games for Amazon's Fire TV hardware. According to a new hiring post on Gamasutra, that's set to change soon.

 

In the post, Amazon says it's hiring new developers for "an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology." The post brags about the current devs Amazon already has under its employ, which include Splinter Cell and Far Cry designer Clint Hocking and Portal designer Kim Swift.

 

According to the hiring post, the team also includes developers who have worked on World of Warcraft, BioShock, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, Dota 2, Halo, Infamous, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and The Last of Us.

 

"We believe that games have just scratched the surface in their power to unite players and will produce some of the future's most influential voices in media and art," the post reads. It mentions using the Amazon-owned game streaming service Twitch, Amazon's cloud and other innovations to "radically evolve gameplay."

 

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