EA Opens New Gaming Studio.. Who Smells Battlefront 3??
Good afternoon my fellow Battlefrontians! Some interesting and great news on the Battlefront.. it looks like EA is expanding and opening up a brand new office in Los Angelas for the Battlefield developers of DICE!
As much as I know you all like to be kept up to date on video game recruitment drives, the really interesting part of the story is near the end, where DICE General Manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson tells the WSJ the developers “are looking at either creating an entirely new experience or piggybacking on an older Star Wars game series”.
Also, according to IGN.com:
It looks like the studio will be fairly focused on mobile titles, with the development manager role requiring the new hire to “manage and coordinate the maintenance of EA’s Android and iOS catalogue of games”, while anyone wishing to apply for the level designer role should have “familiarity with the mass casual game space” along with “familiarity with a female 35+ gamer demographic” and “has shipped successful social/mobile products” while understanding “monetization and free to play / freemium models.”
PC users may be interested to hear that the gameplay engineer role should have experience of work on PC titles, as well as “experience developing and supporting back end game play systems in a client-server environment (e. g. MMO)”, though seeing as Star Wars: The Old Republic is still rolling on, we can’t see EA rushing to take another Star Wars MMO to market just yet.
I really do love the sound of piggybacking on an older Star Wars game series!! Mmmmmm Battlefront 3 in our future, I smell!! I would also absolutely die for a Knights of the Old Republic 3.. not a MMO though, just a regular old RPG!
The last Battlefront game, Star Wars Battlefront 2, came out in October 2005 for the PlayStation 2, PSP, original Xbox and PC.
What do you think? Is this looking good now for Battlefront 3?