Destiny developer Bungie has been hiring people for a competitive player-versus-player multiplayer game since last year, and if there are new job openings, it could feature character-focused third-party action. The job openings, discovered by The Game Post, are seeking developers to “contribute to an unannounced multiplayer action game currently in development.” Specifically, Bungie is looking for someone with experience designing multiplayer levels in a PvP game and prefers candidates who have worked on “character-focused third-person action games (platformers, isometric, etc.)”. Familiarity with competitive gaming and esports is a plus.
Will Bungie’s new game be a PlayStation exclusive?
Since joining PlayStation Studios, Bungie has reassured players that it will continue to make multiplatform games. Sony Interactive Entertainment has also confirmed that it has no plans to make it to Destiny or keep the studio’s upcoming games from other platforms, as the goal is to capitalize on Bungie’s experience in the live service and multiplayer arena.
“In SIE, we’ve found a partner who unconditionally supports us in all that we are and who wants to accelerate our vision to create cross-generational entertainment, all while maintaining the creative independence that beats at Bungie’s heart,” wrote Bungie CEO Pete Parsons earlier. † “Like us, SIE believes that game worlds are just the beginning of what our IPs can become. Together we share a dream of creating and nurturing iconic franchises that unite friends around the world, generations of families and fans across multiple platforms and entertainment media.”
At the moment it looks like Bungie’s new IP is in the incubation phase, so don’t expect an announcement soon. We’ll keep our readers updated as we learn more about the mystery game.
In other news, PS5 exclusive Returnal has received eight BAFTA nominations. And Sony has shipped unspecified console prototypes to the US, with fans speculating that PSVR 2 dev kits are coming out.