In the vacancy, Blizzard details that it is looking for people with experience in open worlds and environmental narratives
In addition to Blizzard’s eagerly awaited Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, the company has already started to show early signs of its new project. Currently, the studio is looking for a new team for an ‘unannounced AAA multiplayer project’, which doesn’t tell us much, but a closer look at the description of one specific job posting reveals a couple of details.
The vacancy in question is for the position of Lead Content Designer. The job title makes it very clear that this is a project that has not yet been announced, highlighting that it is, as mentioned, a AAA multiplayer, with an emphasis on open worlds and environmental narratives, requiring more than 6 years of experience in these areas.
Among the other specifications requested in the offer, we can see ‘creature encounters’, ‘global events’, and ‘interesting combat’. Together, all these requirements point to a project within the MMORPG genre, similar to World of Warcraft. However, the job posting never mentions any of Blizzard’s well-known franchises.
Meanwhile, the strike at Activision Blizzard continues, and many employees have begun to unionise after the latest layoffs. The company, for its part, is reaching out to its workers in an attempt to curb this movement.