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Unannounced Blizzard FPS moving ahead

Blizzard, the giant behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch, is working on what sounds like a new first-person shooter.

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Blizzard, the giant behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch, is working on what sounds like a new first-person shooter.

A new job listing has been posted, for a senior / principal game designer. It listing is after someone with “experience in developing weapons, abilities, and gameplay systems in action or first-person shooter games.”

According to the listing, the new hire will:

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“Work with numerous departments to shape the core gameplay experience for this unannounced project by defining the abilities, powers, and weapons our players will use.”

Back in 2016, Blizzard advertised for a lead software engineer that could build a game engine for an action game. This game was to be first-person and action-oriented, available across multiple platforms.

At that time, Blizzard spoke to IGN:

“We’re expecting to post multiple openings for different projects in the coming months. That said, we don’t launch projects until we feel they match the vision we’re going after, so there’s always a risk that a project will be shelved or cancelled no matter what state it’s in. Because of that, we generally don’t make any announcements until we’re locked in on a project and it’s far enough along that we feel it’s ready to be revealed.”

The way the two job descriptions match up suggests that the project is still going ahead. There’s one question arising from all this, louder than any other: could this be a sequel to Overwatch?


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