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Area 51 sequel in development?

Midway next-gen chatter.

Fans of Midway's rather enjoyable console shooter Area 51 will be pleased to hear that some job-ad indiscretions suggest a sequel is in the works.

Not only do the ads - listed on GameDev.net - make reference to "Area 52", but they're also seeking talent specifically for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, suggesting that Midway is quite happy making the jump.

Unreal Engine experience is listed as a "bonus" for applicants, along with experience of working on first-person shooters, making it pretty clear what they're on about.

The listings also make reference to a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title called Criminal, with mentions of Unreal Engine 3 there - Midway, of course, is already a confirmed licensee - and talk of high-level, photo-realistic visuals.

Although Midway has yet to officially announce these games, the company is known to be well into development on next-gen titles including John Woo's Stranglehold, which caught attention on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during E3.

It's also set to publish the PC version of Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 2007.

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