Blizzard job postings reveal new unannounced project

    
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Some new job postings on Blizzard’s careers site seem to suggest that the World of Warcraft and Overwatch creator has something big in the works. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that the studio’s careers site has recently been updated with a slew of postings for major positions on an unannounced project. RPS points out that the posting for a Senior Level Designer asks applicants for proficiency in “world building from conception to the final stages of polish,” which means the mystery game is likely being built from absolute scratch. Other postings highlighted by RPS mention “a robust first-person engine” and “a beautiful and visceral core combat experience,” which seems to point toward a first-person action title of some sort.

Other, perhaps less enlightening details include a posting for a Lead Level Designer position that asks applicants to have a “passion for action games on console or PC” and, completely inexplicably and apropos of nothing, a posting for a Senior Software Engineer that lists under the “Pluses” section, “You are not afraid of bears, instead you treat them with the respect, dignity and caution that they deserve.” Yeah, we don’t know either. Nevertheless, this unannounced project joins the ranks of Blizzard’s other much-speculated-about in-development titles, including an unannounced mobile game and a new Diablo project. There’s no telling when we’ll hear any official details about this mystery project, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted whenever we find out anything new, which we’re sure will be Soon™.

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malrats

New? Blizzard? I’m in!

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Bhima Jenkins

my hope: That Blizzard played Monster Hunter World and said “this is what Diablo should play like”. Then they do their Blizzard thing by streamlining and polishing to the nines to make the next generation of action RPGs with Diablo 4.

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seculaparsec

World of Diablo 4 Online The Cardgame-Moba

pass

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Danny Smith

At this point i am amazed they have been with Activision so long and never made a shooter -not like arena style like overwatch but an actual campaign story game. God knows people would squeak out a high pitched “YEAHTHATCOULDBEPRETTYGOODIGUESS” at the idea of a Space Marine style game in the Starcraft universe.

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Carebear

Another blizzard vaporware… count me not excited.

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Celestia

I can still dream about their building an open world Diablo Skyrim clone.

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semugh

warcraft battle royale.

you heard it here first.

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Dug From The Earth

Hoping this is blizzards, “We see you did skyrim… well.. we can copy it and do better” style game.

Its one genre they havent tried to tackle yet.

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DargorV .

They haven’t “done better” on anything relevant for a long ass time

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Weilan

Diablo 1st person RPG like TES? Star Craft Ghost?

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Dug From The Earth

Ghost was shaping up to be more like Tomb raider, than TES

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Weilan

Still can be considered an RPG.

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Alex Js.

First-person action = survival game. ;-) Or maybe even a mix of survival + MMO, similar to Amazon’s New World.

Whatever it is, hopefully it will be based on Overwatch universe and not something with orks+elves.