Amazon is hiring a dream team to build its first PC game

Jeff Bezos Michael Seto/Business InsiderAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon has wanted to become a major force in the video game scene for years. And now, it’s hired a dream team of video game developers who are working on “
an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology,” it says.

The company revealed this information in a series of recruiting ads on video game site Gamasutra. It’s looking to hire more developers.

In the ad, Amazon says it has already nabbed folks who worked on such games as Portal, World of Warcraft, BioShock, Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Dota 2, Halo, Infamous, Shadows of Mordor and The Last of Us.

They are building new games that will use Amazon’s cloud (Amazon Web Services), Twitch (the video site that broadcasts gameplay that Amazon bought in 2014 for $US940 million) and “technical innovation to radically evolve gameplay,” the ad says.

It sounds like a video game streaming service, with new games that lean heavily toward multiplayer and possibly work on devices beyond Amazon’s own Fire tablets, phone and TV.

Until now, the games coming out of Amazon Game Studios have been mostly mobile games, available on Amazon’s own devices, with a few also on Android and iOS. Just last week, video game rental company GameFly launched a game streaming service using AWS but made it exclusively available for the Amazon Fire TV.

We don’t know how ready Amazon is to talk about its plans, but the ads suggest it’s willing to dish at least a little. So maybe we’ll hear more about it at the E3 video game conference, which will take place later this month in Los Angeles.

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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