Devising strategies for future Nintendo gaming platforms” is a key requirement in a new graphics architect vacancy posted by the Wii U platform holder.
As spotted by NeoGaf, a listing for a lead graphics architect in the system-on-chip architecture group” is on the hunt for someone to shape the design of future hardware.
It adds that maximising the performance of low power” systems would be a plus and that the person would play a key role in overall future hardware strategy. They would be based in Nintendo's American R&D arm.
GameSpot adds that the company in August posted an ad for a lead graphics architect” that had a very similar remit.
The site speculates that the fact Nintendo is basing its hunt in the West could point to a willingness to free up the iron grip its Japanese operations have traditionally had on software design and possibly a desire to mimic the success Sony has had with Mark Cerny's PS4.