Sony could be bringing one of its biggest upcoming exclusives to the PC platform. According to a new job posting, Naughty Dog is seeking a graphics programmer who must have a “thorough understanding of current GPU architectures (AMD GCN, NVIDIA CUDA)” for The Last of Us Part II.
Prospective hires will need to have “experience with DirectX12, Vulkan, or other modern graphics or compute APIs” and “HLSL/GLSL or other equivalent shader languages.” Experience with PC programming is also desired.
These requirements have led some gamers to believe that Naughty Dog must be brewing (or, at least, contemplating) a PC port of The Last of Us Part II. The PlayStation 4 (and PS5) is largely part of the AMD camp in terms of hardware, so the call for NVIDIA CUDA knowledge is certainly interesting, as is DirectX 12, et al.
While the thoroughness may simply be a case of Naughty Dog trying to weed out the best candidate, there is indication that Sony is keen on bringing its treasured exclusives to PC. Just a few days, Kotaku had heard from multiple sources that Horizon: Zero Dawn could be coming to Steam and/or the Epic Games Store this year.