A couple of new job listings appear to have actually shone some light on what Bungie’s new IP may be. Taking advantage of the $100 million cash injection from that Bungie got back in 2018 from NetEase, and later on after separating from Activision in January 2019, the Fate developer has lastly used that money to start conference its guarantee to “explore new directions” and “build new worlds”.
In the first job advert, which calls for an ‘incubation investment designer’, Bungie is on the hunt for an appropriate prospect with enough experience in crafting RPGs to “design, build, and tune a wide variety of pursuit and loot systems.”
The first advertisement checks out thusly:
“You are the glue between the sword and the reward. Living inside a giant database of hundreds of baubles, weapons, and armor is nothing new to you. And neither is building a system to cleverly distribute those items in a necromancer’s dungeon.”
On The Other Hand the second job advert looks for an ‘incubation art director’ that is capable in “[making] games that bond players together into deeply invested neighborhoods” which then in turn tie into, “something comedic with lighthearted and whimsical characters.”
The second advert checks out:
“Do you think a lot about how art impacts gameplay, how character design can enable fan cosplays, or how character poses and environments speak to different cultures all around the world?”
Whatever Bungie’s new IP ends up being (it currently sounds like a less snarky, lighter hearted version of Borderlands), you’ll be waiting a while to see it nevertheless, as Bungie has actually devoted to launching this new IP by2025 Yeah that not just indicates a PlayStation 5 release, however also that we should most likely expect an entire stack of Fate things before then– consisting of the next Fate 2 growth, Season of Arrivals. which is because of be revealed on June 9.
As it is, a comedic RPG with loot shooter mechanics does not appear like it’ll wander off too far from Bungie’s wheelhouse. What do you believe?
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