‘Harry Potter’ RPG: Senior Writer Scouting In Warner Bros. Hinted Possibility
"Harry Potter" fans may expect a new role-playing game that is rumored to be in development from Warner Bros. Games. Rumors began circulating when Warner Bros. posted a job listing on its career page noting that the company is currently scouting for a Senior Writer for Avalanche Software. In addition, take note that for seven years beginning 2018, "Harry Potter" movies will be coming to NBC Universal's cable networks.
It should be noted that the aspiring Senior Writing for Warner Bros. is required to have a deep understanding of the British culture. Note that Avalanche Software previously worked on other games based on movie franchises, such as "Toy Story 3: The Video Game" and "Disney Infinity." In the meantime, Warner Bros. is known for distributing the "Harry Potter" film series before making a deal with NBC Universal.
Apparently, Warner Bros. took a $200 million offer that is expected to boost attendance at theme parks and bring "Harry Potter" on NBC Universal networks. However, Warner bros. Still owns rights to publish a "Harry Potter" RPG if rumors are true. Note that Warner Bros. previously published the mobile game "Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World."
Despite the job listing not directly bearing the "Harry Potter" name, the reference to franchise representatives sparked rumors that the game may be based on an existing IP. Moreover, with the requirement of knowledge of the British culture, "Harry Potter" was seen as the most likely contender, Crave Online reported.
Meanwhile, a NeoGaf user named Nirolak was the first to spot the job listings. The post also began the speculations that the studio may be developing a next-gen "Harry Potter" RPG for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Moreover, three job listings have been cited giving evidence of the new project.
"Harry Potter" fans interested in an Unreal Engine lead animator and a Senior Environment artist job may send their resumes over at Warner Bros. The game is said to be a triple-A game and will use Unreal Engine 4's animation blueprint system, Tweaktown reported. Avalanche Software is yet to confirm the rumors.
In the meantime, watch a "Harry Potter" game official trailer below: