Final week listings have been posted on LinkedIn for 11 new jobs at Obsidian Leisure, the builders of RPGs like Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas. The job listings vary from lead narrative designer to person interface artist.
A number of of them point out understanding of Unreal Engine 4 can be a plus, in addition to referencing “first-person melee fight gameplay”, “fight with an emphasis on distinctive first-person melee expertise”, and “fight actions using each first and third-person animations”. There’s additionally point out of “branching dialogue”, “conversations and reduce scenes”, and “day/evening cycles”. They paint an image of a recreation that is extra like The Outer Worlds than Pillars of Eternity or South Park, though clearly job itemizing particulars are a good distance from a completed recreation’s options checklist.
The community programmer place mentions that “Obsidian is on the lookout for skilled programmers to develop a community and multiplayer gameplay techniques utilizing Unreal Engine.” Online multiplayer assist would not be new territory for recreation from the studio behind Neverwinter Nights 2, however, it’s definitely not what they’re well-known for. Different listings name the sport they’re hiring for “our subsequent nice multi-platform RPG”, and given this may be their first venture begun after Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian each PC and Xbox are a given.
The Outer Worlds is due on October 25 and shall be accessible on the Epic Video games Retailer and Xbox Sport Go.
Tip of the hat to Klobrille on Twitter.
Credit score: PC Gamer