Funcom is hiring for the ‘cooperative online shooter’ it teased earlier this year

    
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Remember earlier this year, when Funcom announced in its Q4 2017 financial presentation that its North Carolina branch had greenlit a “cooperative online shooter” using the Heroic Signatures IP – and it was supposed to go into pre-production last spring?

It looks like production has ramped up. MOP reader Hikari noticed that the company’s hiring page has several newish posting for programmers, engineers, and QA working on what’s clearly the same game. Here’s one:

“Funcom is looking for an enthusiastic, talented and versatile game programmer to join its development team in North Carolina, working on a new cooperative online shooter game with a Premium business model using an IP from Heroic Signatures. The Gameplay /Console Programmer at Funcom, Inc. will implement game features and systems within the Unreal game engine for development on PC and most importantly on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.”

The “premium business model” stuff is new, as is confirmation of console support. Heroic Signatures, mind you, encompasses multiple IPs and settings, including Conan, though we assume it’s not Conan or they’d just say so since they’re already working on yet another Conan title plus Mutant Year Zero, plus TV series for both Conan and the Secret World franchises.

Source: Funcom. Cheers, Hikari!
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Rottenrotny

Destiny clone #…?

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oldandgrumpy

Ah, just what we desperately need another Free to Pay Co-op online shooter /s

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moleverine

If we get a Left4Dead-style game out of this with some original ideas and good gameplay, I’d be all over it. They did a fantastic job with the atmosphere in The Secret World, so if they apply that same effort on another IP, they could make something really fun.

I only mention Left4Dead because that’s the first thing that pops into my head when I think of “cooperative online shooter”. If they instead try to go the Destiny/Division route with a looter shooter, I’m not as certain that they’ll be successful, as monetizing those kinds of games is a difficult tightrope to walk.

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A Dad Supreme

“FUNCOM IS HIRING FOR THE ‘COOPERATIVE ONLINE SHOOTER’ IT TEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR”

lol

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Hikari Kenzaki

My assumption is either Solomon Kane or Mutant Chronicles. Mutant Chronicles would lend itself to a shooter nicely and… Solomon Kane is as big as Conan on the Heroic Signatures website.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Well… that ended up being a very large picture…