For the last couple of years, we’ve been getting little teases from EVE Online company CCP Games that it’s working on yet another MMORPG, courtesy of the studio’s hiring page. In 2017, the position was for CCP’s London studio on a “a new and highly ambitious MMORPG.” In 2018, just before Pearl Abyss scooped up CCP Games, the hiring page talked up an Unreal engine “action MMO,” again being built in London.
Here comes another spark for the speculation machine: The London studio put out a call for a contract Producer to “lead development on an unannounced action MMORPG.” This time, the six-month position requires PC and console experience, familiarity with Unreal 4, and “familiarity with the EVE” (we assume the missing word there is universe or franchise). It’s not clear whether the six-month position is a clue about timeframes or merely a way of testing candidates without commitment, but either way, it’s something to keep an eye on.
CCP London is growing its team to lead development on an unannounced action MMORPG.
We are looking for a contract Producer to join the team.
— CCP Careers (@CCPCareers) September 5, 2019