It’s been some time since Blizzard final leaked a sport by way of job posting, however right here we go once more. A brand new set of openings have been revealed for his or her unannounced initiatives, one particularly mentioning that the profitable applicant shall be engaged on “an unannounced MMO RTS project.” The function is for an “experienced Unity mobile client engineer” and requires iOS/Android growth expertise.
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The remainder of the job page doesn’t present any extra helpful info, past it being written in C# and the function being fairly senior, with quite a lot of non-obligatory abilities. It arrived alongside a brand new batch of postings, all tagged Unannounced Project, as detailed on NeoGAF.
This means there are not less than two new video games Blizzard are engaged on and actively hiring for, suggesting an affordable diploma of confidence they’ll make it to market. The other is an FPS, although nothing else is understood past hypothesis that it’ll use the Overwatch engine. There had been additionally job postings for a new Warcraft mobile game, which may very well be the identical mission as this MMO RTS, or a 3rd sport in an unknown style.
As identified on GAF, a cell MMO RTS seems a little like this. However, given how common and profitable Clash of Clans has been (plus the variety of Blizzard staff enjoying it throughout its increase interval), and the truth that you possibly can take nearly any style and name it an MMO when you put a meta layer on it, there are a selection of various potentialities for this Blizzard cell sport. A Warcraft-themed Clash of Clans is the simplest imaginary enterprise pitch I’ve ever provide you with.
As for who’s engaged on it, Dustin Browder, David Kim, and Tom Chilton had been all high-profile individuals who moved groups inside Blizzard pretty lately. The first two have in depth latest RTS expertise, being lead designers on StarCraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm. It all ties again to Allen Adham returning to the company to make new games.
When will we see it? BlizzCon appears unlikely. Many of those initiatives are hiring on the most senior ranges, and there’s nonetheless the next World of Warcraft expansion to see sooner or later. Never say by no means although – by November 5 we’d have two new Blizzard video games on the horizon.