Dead Space studio seeking multiplayer designer for new online action shooter franchise that will be "cornerstone" of an unannounced EA Games studio.
In March, a job listing at Electronic Arts' Visceral Games studio proclaimed the developer was at work on a "bold new IP." Now, it appears the mystery franchise not only remains in development, but it will also be a significant component of EA's business moving forward.
A new job listing at EA (via OXM) indicates that the publisher is looking for a lead multiplayer designer for a "bold new franchise." According to the listing, the title will be an online action shooter, and the ideal candidate will have "architectural knowledge and experience making realistic world levels."
Additionally, it appears EA has a fair amount of faith in its new franchise, as the publisher also said this series will be the "cornerstone" of a new EA Games studio. This studio was not named.
In November, the rumor mill churned out speculation that EA was cooking up various Dead Space spin-offs in an array of genres. These possibilities included Dead Space flight-combat, first-person shooter and action adventure games.
As of press time, EA had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on the matter.
Sometimes it worries me how much devs and publishers are jumping to the bandwaggon of making another MP shooter. Hope they try something bold and different, as they call it, because the market it's only satturating more and more with the years.
I've been reading this sort of wording in a lot of industry job descriptions lately. The industry has been suffering a major brain drain as many developers are very loath to work for a major studio where they know that all they're going to be working on is the next mindnumbing shooter, strategy title, or generic RPG. Your average gamer may not think very originally, but many enthusiastic developers have much greater ambitions.
An online action shooter with "realistic world levels?" That doesn't sound "bold" at all; in fact, that sounds like both Battlefield and Medal of Honor.
@GamerLegend10 Seems like an odd observation for this article, then. Being an , it's likely not meant to be played for the singleplayer, if it even has any.
Yay,more CoD clones... Sad really,Visceral has a lot of potential,but now it will just be forced to make an attempt of taking away a part of CoD's market,which will fail as always.That is the way of the EA... EA's failed attempts of competing with CoD:Medal of Honor(2010),Crysis 2(MP),BF3,and now a "mysterious title...
I dont know why they think multiplayer in every game they make is a good idea But a new shooter doesn't surprise me, EA is so desperate to dominate that market. Anyway we should give it a chance, its always good to have new IP's, lets just hope its something special. @parrot_of_adun I think he just means EA games in general, which would be true...anyone who has any interest in games knows that some are meant to be played specifically for the singleplayer experience and that adding MP would only take away from that, but EA doesn't seem to realise this.
I'm assuming by "bold" they mean "a COD or GeoW clone with a gimmick". @zzamaro As the article states, it's a NEW franchise. They're not adding multiplayer to anything, they're putting it in a brand new game.
Watch EA force Visceral into doing nothing but Dead Space from now on.....EA wouldn't be that stupid would they?? They did say the only way a new Syndicate would be made is if it was first person........
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