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Blizzard Entertainment has announced its plan to create an unnamed survival game that will take place in a whole new universe. The game, which will be available for PC and console players, will feature new heroes, stories and adventures. According to the official announcement, the survival game would require storytellers and world-builders.
“For thirty years, Blizzard has been creating universes for millions of players around the globe,” the announcement reads.
The introduction to the unnamed survival game arrives after Microsoft’s recent acquisition announcement of Activision-Blizzard. Blizzard has not yet revealed the name of the upcoming survival game.
Blizzard’s next chapter
Blizzard posted about the new game on Twitter, stating, “We’re building a survival game in an all-new universe. Join us in writing our next chapter.”
In the announcement, the organization also emphasized the need for a diverse team of developers who will lend their voices as well as listen. The reveal called for individuals who enjoy survival games and collaborative team environments to apply. Those who get hired will be working with experienced developers at the early stage of the project, the announcement stated.
Some of the positions highlighted within Blizzard’s blog are under the art, design and engineering categories. These include:
- Environment Artist (Associate to Senior)
- Senior Character Artist
- Technical Artist (FX Pipeline)
- VFX Artist (Associate to Senior)
- Senior Concept Artist
- Associate Level Designer
- Level Designer
- Lead Software Engineer, Engine
- Senior Software Engineer, Audio
- Senior Software Engineer, Server
- Senior Software Engineer, Tools
More open positions can be found on Blizzard’s careers page.
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!