Maxis, the development studio most noted for simulation game series like The Sims and SimCity, is apparently entering the live service gaming venue. A new job posting seeks a creative director who will “foster and mentor an experienced team of developers working on a new IP.”
This new IP isn’t specifically named, but the list of requirements does state that “experience working with licensing partners is a plus.” The game will apparently be on PC and mobile devices, as the job description also reads that applicants should have “leadership experience in PC products, mobile titles and live service” releases. Rather interestingly, it also states that applicants should “understand how user-generated content and experiences are shaping products in the market.”
This job offering is also the first mention of a Maxis office in Austin, Texas: Most gamers will likely be familiar with the work of Maxis’s division at EA HQ in Redwood Shores, California, where The Sims comes from. All anybody can do for now is just wait and see.