Thanks to a recent job listing on Linkedin it has come to light that Video Games Deluxe, the Australian developer behind Rockstar Games’ L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is now working on a new virtual reality (VR) project which is set to be “a AAA open world title.”
The studio is currently looking to expand its team by hiring for a number of positions including Senior Game Play Programmer, Game Designer and Senior Animator.
Whatever the project is Video Games Deluxe is making it for Rockstar rather than its own independent title, continuing the collaboration between the two companies. “2020 marks our 7th year of working exclusively for Rockstar in Sydney and we are excited to taking on this ground breaking project,” notes the Linkedin post.
Obviously, putting Rockstar Games and “AAA open-world” in the same sentence would make anyone think of a possible Grand Theft Auto V tie-in, especially as the title is getting a new lease of life on PlayStation 5. Interestingly, the Senior Animator role does note the applicant: “will be working with characters, vehicles, weapons and general props.”
If it’s not a port of an existing videogame then Video Games Deluxe could be working on a brand new IP funded by Rockstar. In any case, no further details exist at this time.
Thanks to L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Video Games Deluxe has shown it is adept at making VR experiences. The title originally arrived back in 2017 for HTC Vive before being ported to Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. VRFocus gave L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files a full five-star rating in its review, saying it: “presents an unwavering argument for VR as a compelling entertainment medium, and should be welcomed as a yet another stepping stone to true presence in digital worlds.”
As further details come to light regarding Video Games Deluxe’s new VR project for Rockstar Games, VRFocus will let you know.