Jump to content
FORUMS
Stan

Blizzard's Unannounced Project is a Mobile MMO RTS

Recommended Posts

MFLg5AT.jpg

Blizzard posted a new job opening yesterday and the company is seeking an experienced Senior Client Engineer for an unannounced MMO RTS project.

In April, we wrote about Blizzard hiring a Software Engineer for an unannounced mobile project. The latest job opening reveals that the project is a MMO RTS (massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game) on Unity engine. It's safe to assume that Blizzard is currently working on a new title for iOS/Android. Let us know what your thoughts are on this new game!

Blizzard LogoBlizzard (Source)

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced Unity mobile client engineer to work on an unannounced MMO RTS project. The ideal applicant has an unwavering passion for mobile development and solving engineering problems unique to mobile app environments. If you thrive in an environment that values creativity, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, then drop us a line!

Requirements

  • 5+ years of Game Development experience
  • iOS and/or Android development experience
  • Experience with Unity
  •  Fluent in C#
  • Capable of working very closely with artists, designers, and engineers to understand and meet their client needs
  • Strong understanding of game assets and handling asset version changes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with optimizations for mobile platforms

Pluses

  • Experience with code optimization
  • Fluency with C++
  • Avid mobile application user
  • Strong understanding of 3D graphics and shaders
  • CS or related degree
  • Strong data structures, logic, and algorithm skills
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm willing to bet someone is getting canned for that. They work hard to keep a bunch under wraps, now they'll have to release something about it sooner than expected. It seems silly but Blizzard does not like leaks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rare Patron

On the other hand... more people interested in buying virtual-ticket to see the announcement of this live! :D

The hype is starting "whats it gonna be" and obviously people like mobile games. I certainly prefer pc games but even I have times where I can only play mobile games and would rather play a blizzard game then something else... and I do not count hearthstone anymore. I quit that one for reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, SMOrcMan said:

I can already see the micro transactions

It's sad how true this is.

Mobile games overall are notorious for Micro transactions and it's not really unheard of in Blizzard games ^_^

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Maruken said:

Honestly, since Blizzard's recent games have been bloody amazing, I'm kinda excited.

All depends on where the driving force rests IMO - Activision or Blizzard. Of course there are factors from both, but a rush from one side could be a big issue in the quality of the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*Sees Mobile*

Welp, there wen't my hopes for World of Warcraft 2 or some awesome new MMORPG that would totally bury all existing MMORPGS out there MORE than what WoW already has done.

Oh my THOUGHTS?! Yeah to try to be "real" about mobile games at all is a joke, leave that to Rovio and their Angry Birds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As soon as the word "mobile" is added to any game I immediately lose all interest.  Call me old fashioned but there's no interest in mobile games.  You don't have "control" over the game the same way you do on a PC or even console.  There's no immersion as well, I mean what? am I supposed to get chills from a cutscene in a mobile game that once it's done moves me to the next "menu for transactions"?  Yeah I'll pass, might play if it's free just as a oh how cute kinda thing, but there will never be real genuine progressive interest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DeathsDesign said:

Yeah I'll pass, might play if it's free just as a oh how cute kinda thing, but there will never be real genuine progressive interest.

I had the same attitude until I played a game called Summoner's War. It's incredibly P2W focused, but the potential for F2P grind is definitely there. It's the only game that ever caught my attention as a mobile game and still does to this day. I don't know what it is about it that makes me do so, but I log in each day and get my grinds done.

Maybe this will be your game that breaks the status quo :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Blainie said:

I had the same attitude until I played a game called Summoner's War. It's incredibly P2W focused, but the potential for F2P grind is definitely there. It's the only game that ever caught my attention as a mobile game and still does to this day. I don't know what it is about it that makes me do so, but I log in each day and get my grinds done.

Maybe this will be your game that breaks the status quo :D

maybe...  I'll give it a shot (if it's free) but I hold no hopes :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, DeathsDesign said:

maybe...  I'll give it a shot (if it's free) but I hold no hopes :P

That's the most important! Just having an open mind :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Blainie said:

That's the most important! Just having an open mind :D

I watch my son with all of his mobile games...  ALl of them are some variation of either Age/City/Battle, and Empire/Dragon/Civilization/Kings/Monsters/Angels/Demons

FF Brave Exvius was a pretty good break back to oldschool gaming.  My son just got that one at my suggestion.  It at least feels like a real game.  However, it's still suffering from the repeated "buy this to increase your gems for the day" windows.  Annoying is all I can say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

Annoying is all I can say.

Yeah, you definitely can feel the barrier of playing more being created behind a paywall. I guess it's because we pay our money and then can play games on PC, for example, for as long as we wish. It's almost a subscription model on most phone games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's most likely they're wanting to do their own Blizzard version of Clash Royale. So a Heroes of the Storm version of Clash Royale kinda thing. So let's see what could they call that... Hmm... since it will likely be HOTS mobile. Storm of Heroes? :p Naahh. Probably something with Nexus in the name. :)

On a related topic of mobile games that are actually good and related to Blizzard too. There's a mobile game done by Ironhide Studios that did Kingdom Rush that's clearly inspired by Starcaft called 'Iron Marines'. They basically did Kingdom Rush art style meets Starcraft for mobile / touch screen devices. It's actually suppose to be pretty damn good. It's not free though, it's $5. Here's the official trailer for that if you want to see what it looks like and such.

 

They did eventually bring Kingdom Rush to PC on Steam. So I imagine if Iron Marines does well enough they will port it to PC too once it's made them enough money on mobile that they feel they can start selling a PC version too.

So there's my 2 cents :p

Edited by CyberDVonaven
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, CyberDVonaven said:

So there's my 2 cents :p

Gonna give this a try - doesn't look too bad at all.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MMO RTS just screams microtransactions to me. Yo dude, you have to wait 25h for this thing to finish... Or you could buy glibglarbflorps and finish instantly, whooooo! No thanks.

Then again, I'm probably not the intended audience. Nothing about mobile gaming is fun for me.

Edited by Weltenfeind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am old school too, I prefer PC games.

And yea all that pay to play and pay to win will be more and more in the future I fear.

I mean it's logical, why would they spend resources to create a game that gives then a certain amount of money just once per person if they can create one that makes us pay for the game the same amount every month? :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find it strange that a huge company such as Blizzard ends up using an off-the-shelf game engine such as Unity, when they can clearly innovate by developing their own.

About the "leak", I think it's a calculated risk companies need to take in order to attract talent for a position that is really hard to fulfill. If you are too vague in job description, not many people will apply.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m excited, was going to purchase the Mammoth Pack for Hearth when I remembered they had another mobile game in the works. I hope they treat it like the other free games with additional purchased content. They’ve done a really good job with Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. Why would this be any different? IT’S BLIZZARD. I’ve loved most of the games they’ve released. The only game right now you can start free then have a chance to get better materials through in app purchasing is Hearthstone. Everything else is cosmetic (HoTS, Overwatch, WoW?) I’ve been out of World of Warcraft for a long time, that may be cosmetic and items of benefit through additional purchasing aside from subscription. 

$20.00 set aside for a game I’m 90% sure will be fun, why not?! I hope they do a beta/tech alpha/beta like they did with HoTS to gain interest. MOBA or MMORTS I will play! :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Starym
      It's that time of year again when we find out how it's going on the financial side of things for Activision Blizzard, with the thord quarter of 2019 bringing better than expected results. WoW Classic is the biggest news, as it has produced the largest increase in quarterly subscription plans in WoW history! While that may sound like some PR talk to boost numbers, we should take into consideration this includes every expansion launch ever, meaning the spike from regular BfA to Classic's release has exceeded even the biggest jumps from a bad or no-content at the end expansion (like WoD) to a popular one (like Legion), which is pretty impressive.


      Elsewhere on the Blizzard side of things we only really get another monthly active users (MAUs) number, this time with 33 million (1 million higher than last quarter), and the company overall exceeded expectations for the quarter, mainly due to Call of Duty and WoW.


      Here's what CEO Bobby Kotick had to say about the overall success of the company this quarter:

      If you're interested in more details on the Activision or King side of Activision Blizzard, check out the full press release right here.
    • By Stan
      Yesterday, we brought up some interesting leaks related to the next WoW expansion and Overwatch 2. Today, the Bolvar fine art print went live on Blizzard Gear Store. Note that this does not confirm Shadowlands or anything, but we at least know it wasn't fake in the first place.
      UPDATE: Both images can no longer be accessed (403 Forbidden Error). You can still find the Bolvar fine print here. Overwatch 2 was not archived, unfortunately.
      The images are carefully hidden and we’ve reuploaded them in case they get deleted.
      Bolvar Fine Art Print
      You can visit the link below to view Bolvar's fine art print on Blizzard Gear Store.
      https://gear.blizzard.com/media/catalog/product/cache/7e820bd044c5b9409c19758a17f69b20/1/9/19-wow-bolvar-fine-art-gallery.png
      Overwatch 2 Fine Art Print
      In addition to the Bolvar fine art print, there's also one related to Overwatch 2 up on Blizzard Gear Store with Echo as a Hero.
      You can view it yourself by visiting the following link:
      https://gear.blizzard.com/media/catalog/product/cache/7e820bd044c5b9409c19758a17f69b20/1/9/19-ow2-fine-art-gallery.png
    • By Stan
      BlizzCon is just around the corner and we've seen many new rumors emerge and while they should be taken with a grain of salt, some are really interesting and worth looking into.
      WoW: Shadowlands
      The number of leaks related to the next WoW expansion is crazy this year. Ercarp has created a spreadsheet, where he lists 66 leaks for Patch 9.0 and the list is growing.
      The most interesting ones stem from MMO-Champion and other sources, but they've all been posted on Twitter by WeekAuras. The first image mentions Shadowlands.

      The second image depicts a shirt and fine art print of Bolvar as the Lich King. No idea why his eyes aren't red.

      Overwatch 2
      Here is a purported leak of the Overwatch 2 logo, also posted by WeekAuras.

      Based on recent rumors, it seems Kotaku's James Schreier was right when he predicted PvE elements in Overwatch 2 four months ago, comparing it to Left 4 Dead.
      Diablo 4
      The highly-anticipated Diablo title comes with the most leaks this year. We've seen a leaked GameStar ad from an upcoming book mentioning Diablo 4, and now, here we have an image of Lilith, a character that will be part of the story in the game, also taken from The Art of Diablo. The image was posted on WeekAuras' Twitter.
       
      This one has even been confirmed by an ex-Blizzard employee who stated it was his unreleased concept art of Lilith that received a paintover by someone else at Blizzard. The tweet has been obviously deleted since then.

    • By Stan
      The Art of Diablo is a book showcasing Diablo art that will release after BlizzCon on November 3. The German GameStar magazine comes with an ad for the book ahead of BlizzCon claiming the book contains art from the upcoming Diablo IV title.
      A rough translation from German tells us the book contains more than 500 memorable artworks from Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III, and Diablo IV. The book will become available on November 3, right after BlizzCon.
      A few days ago, we looked at a leak which talked about Diablo IV in addition to a Diablo II Remaster and Overwatch 2 to be unveiled at BlizzCon. This would be the second leak in a row to talk about the unveiling of the the next Diablo game at the event.

      (Source)
      Here's a preview of the book taken from Amazon:

      Diablo IV was reportedly in development when Reaper of Souls came out and got rebooted after two years, because it wasn't shaping well, so they came up with the Rise of Necromancer DLC for Diablo III to make up for the canceled project.
      Based on our latest article on Diablo IV, we know the current iteration of the game has been in development only since 2016 under code name Hades with Luis Barriga as Game Director, who has worked on World of Warcraft in the past.
      A GameStar ad released ahead of BlizzCon teases Diablo IV artwork of an upcoming book. 
    • By Starym
      It seems we have some very enthusiastic people in the closed WC3: Reforge beta, as youtuber Book of Flames has posted several videos of the game running on max settings at 1080p at 60FPS! We get a good look at the Orc and Human factions, with 3 matches being played and a surprise cameo by a Pandaren Brewmaster! We get some nice zoom-ins on a few units as well and a pretty good showcase of the game in action.
       
       
       
      While there's still no word on an exact release date, we do know it's coming out this year, and you can check out all the official info on the game here.
×
×
  • Create New...