Blizzard is building a survival game for PC and consoles
Blizzard, the studio behind Overwatch, Diablo and World of Warcraft, is entering a new genre with notice that it is working on a survival game. It looks like the project is in the early stages of development, so don’t expect a finished product (or even a featured trailer) any time soon, but it’s worth noting that the publisher is working on it. Play around with new mechanics and new worlds.
Blizzard’s recruitment post for the survival game says it will be “a place full of heroes we haven’t met, untold stories, and untold adventures. A vast field. potentially waiting to be discovered.” So yeah, they’re keeping things vague for now.
The studio has confirmed one detail about the project: It will be available on “PC and console.” It’s hard to say whether using the singular “console” is prophetic – after all, Microsoft just announced plan to buy Activision Blizzardand the cross-platform future of its games not sure. Operating as a subsidiary of Microsoft, it’s possible that Blizzard will build a game just for Xbox consoles, leaving PlayStation and Switch players baffled.
It will likely be at least a year before we hear platform details and game specifics, but Blizzard is looking to hire a handful of people in the art, design, and engineering fields to fill out the form. join group.
Activision Blizzard is currently facing a lawsuit and several investigations into alleged systematic sexism and sexual harassment at the studio, where CEO Bobby Kotick has been in charge for the past 30 years. A Blizzard employee public with her experiencesaid that she was “subject to rude comments about [her] body, unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate touching, facing group events with alcohol and block collecting, being invited to casual sex with [her] who oversee and are surrounded by a culture of sisterhood that is detrimental to women. ”
Blizzard head Mike Ybarra last week promised to rebuild trust in the studio and establish “a safe, inclusive and creative work environment” as it moves to the Microsoft listing.
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