Last year, we learned that Blizzard has been working on a secret new game, and now we’ve gotten another hint as to what it might be.
A job listing from 2016 described the project as something that used a “robust first-person engine,” leading some to speculate that it could be a sequel or addition to Overwatch, Blizzard’s first-person shooter. The latest job posting from Blizzard, however, hints at something a little different: vehicles.
“Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented gameplay engineer to help create vehicles and build vehicle handling features in a robust first-person engine for an unannounced project,” the job listing reads. “The ideal candidate has proven experience in vehicle handling, with exposure to other game systems like physics, animation, and cameras.”
The listing also asks for experience with “real-time rigid body physics” and “dynamic forces.”
That certainly sounds more like a racing game than Overwatch, or at least something that puts players in the drivers seat of a vehicle at some point. Perhaps Blizzard is hoping to make its next project something to compete with Forza and Gran Turismo, or it could be a smaller system within a large game—piloting a spaceship or driving cross-country for one level in a large game, for example.
We don’t know much else about this mysterious new project, but Blizzard is hiring for several additional open positions on the unannounced project, including a 3D character artist and a lead software engineer. the project seems to be well underway, though likely far from any formal announcement. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any kind of official word from Blizzard.
If you think you’d fit the position Blizzard is looking for, the full details of the job can be found here.
Source: Blizzard Careers