Job listings hint at Bungie’s next game
Bungie’s latest job listings have revealed a tiny sliver about what’s next from the creators of Halo and Destiny.
Bungie is looking for artists who want to work on “something comedic with lighthearted and whimsical characters”. Looks like Bungie’s next IP will be even less serious than Destiny, although the job listing suggests the next IP is pretty far away since the Incubation Art Director they’re advertising for will help “guide a prototype on the path to production”.
- Last year Bungie told IGN that the company are looking to launch another franchise by 2025
- Destiny will continue to be developed alongside this new IP and Destiny 2 will launch on next-gen consoles
What else do we know? There is also a listing for an Incubation Investment Designer and Incubation Senior/Lead Combat Designer, so you can expect pursuit and loot systems. Don’t hold your breath, though – development seems to be at a very early stage.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
What disease does the player character struggle with in Far Cry 2?
- Lyme Disease
Old wine in new bottles, Blizzard-style
When Hearthstone launched in 2014, it featured 383 cards to collect. Drawing that much artwork is pretty time and capital expensive, so Blizzard repurposed some art from the discontinued World of WarCraft trading card game for Hearthstone.
Of course, reusing art introduces its own problems, such as consistency: Quite a few Hearthstone cards feature art that doesn’t match the character. For example, the art for Bloodmage Thalnos is actually Turov the Risen. Same goes for Malygos, who is represented with a picture of Kalecgos. This got a bit confusing when Kalecgos was added to the game in 2018!
Far Cry 6 News
Next Far Cry might be revealed soon
Rumour has it Far Cry 6 will be revealed on July 12th at Ubisoft Forward.
Apparently, Far Cry 6 is made for PC and next-gen consoles, and will not be available on the current-gen consoles. If that’s true, Far Cry 6 should feature some mightily impressive graphics since it won’t be held back by aging console hardware. The game is scheduled to launch before April next year, though this could easily change.
- If Far Cry 6 is not a cross-generation game, Ubisoft would be leaving a lot of money on the table
- Other rumours have suggested that Far Cry 6 will be set in the Carribean
Near or far? There is also a vague hint of a more exotic setting: “I can say with certainty that those of you who didn’t like Far Cry 5’s North American setting are likely to find this game more interesting when it’s officially unveiled during Ubisoft Forward on July 12”.