Respawn Entertainment is working on a new IP for the first time since the original Titanfall, according to GameSpot.
So… What’s Been Said?
One of the studio’s developers revealed the EA subsidiary’s latest project via a job listing posted on Twitter. In the Tweet, Steven Kah Hien Wong states that the project’s small five-person development team is looking for a sixth member:
“Want to get in early and help build a new IP from scratch? We’re a team of *5* right now looking for our 6th (a coder)!”
The developer’s tweet was then retweeted by Respawn’s studio head, Vince Zampella. They added some hype to the job opportunity:
“Looking for an exciting new opportunity? New Respawn project, super exciting stuff. Get in early!”
The job listing itself reiterates the studio’s “hard-zero policy against crunch and overtime”. This makes for a refreshing change in today’s industry. While the listing provides plenty of details about the role and what to expect, it doesn’t reveal much about the project itself. According to the listing’s “why join us” section, the project will “pioneer new ways to enable adventuring until the heat death of the universe”. As far as game descriptions go, that is pretty cryptic. However, it could mean the game is set to be similar to that of Outer Wilds, which features space exploration amidst the end of the universe.
Traditionally, Respawn Entertainment has worked on first-person shooters. However, the studio has demonstrated its diversity with the likes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which features third-person action-adventure gameplay. This next project could be something entirely new for the company, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetic. Hopefully, Respawn’s next outing will allow the studio to spread its wings as a developer. We’re really hoping it results in something groundbreaking.
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