Creative Assembly, the dev studio that brought us the amazing sci-fi thriller Alien: Isolation, is working on another big multi-platform game.
The news was gleaned from a new job listing posted up by the studio (originally spotted by Z-Giochi) that outright says they’re “creating another multi-platform AAA blockbuster” and lists the platforms as PS4, Xbox One and PC.
“We are seeking an talented programmer has thorough experience developing a range of online features. We are creating another multi-platform AAA blockbuster and the successful applicant will be part of a team which allows our game experience to be shared.”
Since the official job listing is for an “Online Multiplayer Programmer” it’s a safe bet that Creative Assembly’s new in-development title will feature an online-based component, possibly PvE style co-op modes or even a competitive PvP gametype.
VideoGamer spotted a secondary job listing which calls for a “talented programmer who lives and breathes graphics tech”, which hints that their new game might call for a new graphics engine–or maybe a new peripheral altogether.
“We are creating another multi-platform AAA blockbuster and the successful applicant will be part of a very talented engine team working at the cutting edge of interactive graphics technology.”
Could the new game embrace VR tech? Maybe we’ll see Creative Assembly’s next AAA title on Valve’s new Vive VR headset, or maybe prototyped on Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) Project Morpheus? And let’s not forget Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) own VR-ready Hololens headset, which acts as the Xbox One’s virtual reality hardware.
VideoGamer also suggests that the new game might be a sequel to Alien: Isolation, citing that Creative Assembly’s lead designer Gary Napper says that “the plot for a sequel is a daily topic in the studio”.
We have no clue what Creative Assembly is working on next, but could we hear an official announcement at E3 2015 in June? I personally hope it’s a sequel, but a co-op component could be iffy, considering a lot of Alien: Isolation‘s suspense is a very intimate thing indeed.