And time for some useless news (at least for some). It seems that Epic Games is currently working on a new, unannounced online game. Although we don’t know what it is or in which platforms it will be releasing, the job listing – spotted by NeoGAF – claims that this unannounced game will be a competitive online action game that includes player progression, heavy itemization, and a dynamic economy.
Our guess is that this project will be coming on next-gen platforms, meaning that we could see it hitting the PC too. After all, it’s an online game with itemization/dynamic economy (which sounds like micro-transactions to us).
The ideal candidate for the Senior Systems Designer job will have the following:
-Passion for game and systems design, and the desire to work with the biggest data sets possible
-Experience and Passion for building and/or playing Shooters, MMO’s, RPG’s, or RTS games
-Excellent math and analytical skills
-Ability to work well within a team environment
-5 plus years in a design role
-Demonstrated experience with advancement, itemization and progression based systems
-Experience developing best practices on building scalable and maintainable systems and be comfortable educating others as to their value
-Experience with competitive multiplayer balance a plus
So, are we looking at a next-gen MMO that will be played from a first person perspective and will have RPG and RTS elements? Sounds possible.
Epic Games won’t reveal much about this unannounced game anytime soon, so don’t hold your breath.