Cryptic may be porting Champions / Star Trek Online to the PS3


The folks at Kotaku were tipped by a reader to the possibility of a new twist in the MMO console wars. The popular job board/want ads service Craigslist is currently playing host to a job posting from Cryptic Studios. Developer of Star Trek Online and Champions Online, the company already has deep roots in development for the Xbox 360. They've shown their second superhero game playing quite well on Microsoft's console at events all through the summer con season. Now it seems as though they're looking to bring those games to the PlayStation 3 as well.

The Craigslist listing specifically calls for a "PS3 Engine Programmer", and the job description includes daily duties touching on the company's massively multiplayer games. "We have developed a flexible, cutting edge MMO platform to power games like Champions and Star Trek Online. It runs on PC and XBOX 360 - now we want to support PS3 too." Kotaku labels this as a rumor, and rightly so; no confirmation or announcement from Cryptic means that this may be nothing more than fact-finding.%Gallery-17946% PS3 Engine Programmer
We are currently looking for a full time PS3 Engine Programmer.

Are you interested in a challenge? We have developed a flexible, cutting edge MMO platform to power games like Champions and Star Trek Online. It runs on PC and XBOX 360 - now we want to support PS3 too. Are you an expert PS3 coder? Do you enjoy squeezing every last drop of performance and spare memory out of the system?

Every day you could be:

Exploiting SPU parallelism to get the maximum performance out of the system.
Extending existing systems to adapt to the ever-changing needs of a massively multiplayer game.
Collaborating with innovative art and design teams.
What you need to work here:

The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Extremely proficient in C programming and debugging. You must be a brilliant programmer.
Thorough understanding of the PS3 - SPUs, RSX, SPURS multi-threading, etc.
Love videogames - Console AND MMO.

Apply Online At: www.crypticstudios.com

This article was originally published on Massively.