Blizzard is working on an "unannounced AAA multiplayer" game for PC and consoles, according to a fresh batch of job listings (opens in new tab). Language in the applications points to a game with first-person shooting, new-gen graphics, and a unique, innovative art style.
As shared by Blizzard senior artist Dan John Cox, Blizzard is looking to fill 16 vacant positions to help with development on the unannounced project. Collectively, the new job listings at Blizzard describe an ambitious game built by a small new development team.
The listing for senior 3D environment artist (opens in new tab) looks for candidates who can "concept, model, and texture highly creative environment art." The role's primary responsibilities include "combining traditional art aesthetics with next gen 3D authoring techniques to create a unique visual texturing style for environments that extend the boundaries of what's creatively possible."
My team is looking to hire a LOT of people on an REALLY REALLY cool unannounced project. We've even got some awesome Associate level design jobs!!This is hands down the best project and team I've ever worked with in my career.Message me or DM me and I'll toss you job links! pic.twitter.com/Maf3MnQL4RMarch 11, 2021
Another listing seeks an associate combat designer with "broad, extensive player experience with FPS and action games, both single-player and online." That last part seems to suggest that the game will have an offline single-player mode, but like most of the descriptions here, doesn't confirm anything. Blizzard is also looking for a level designer who can help make "epic, memorable worlds," suggesting that whatever the studio is working on will have several different maps.
Blizzard recently confirmed that Diablo 2 Resurrected would be its last remaster for a while, with senior vice president Allen Adham telling CNET (opens in new tab) that the studio has "new teams working on new games, new game types." And indeed, there are a total of 55 job listings for unannounced projects on Blizzard's career site (opens in new tab), with some applications referencing a mobile game.