New Battlefield by Visceral Rumors Encouraged by New Job Listing
Visceral Games is back in the news within 24 hours of the company being mentioned by Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. While the company was previously stated to be working on an unnamed IP that could easily be the next Battlefield title, it seems like that could be a likelihood. Visceral itself has posted a job listing that confirms that the company is indeed looking for people to work on an “exciting new IP.”
Visceral Games is currently hiring people for a new IP and has put up job listing for hiring environment artists, joining an older listing for a technical art director, which gives us a slight indication that Pachter could've been right about a new Battlefield game from Visceral.
The new job posting for environment artists states: “Seeking a highly motivated Environment Artist for the Visceral Redwood Shores studio. This is a major opportunity to greatly contribute creatively to an exciting new IP. Environment Artists are responsible for building the in game environment geometry and props.”
The previous posting from Visceral for a technical art director, on the other hand, stated: “Visceral Games is seeking an experienced, hands-on Technical Director who will conceptualize, design, and create in game visual effects, while also adding the lighting to the game environment to create atmosphere, add realism, tone, and depth This is a major opportunity to contribute creatively to an exciting new IP.”
It was not long ago when Pachter revealed that a new Battlefield spin-off is under development at Visceral Games. Prior to this, he stated that it was Criterion Games which was helming development.
Revealing the information related to the new game via a note issued to the press that dealt with a report that Battlefield 5 would be delayed by developer DICE outside of EA's 2015 financial year (ending March 31, 2015), Pachter stated: “We believe this speculation is unfounded. Although EA has as yet to announce a Battlefield extension for FY15, we believe Criterion Games is working on a military shooter that may become a brand extension for the Battlefield franchise in FY15."
However, Pachter later corrected himself by stating that he now believes that it is Dead Space developer Visceral who has undertaken the responsibility of developing the new shooter.
Pachter later added: “We spoke with management on Thursday afternoon, and although they have not yet announced a version of Battlefield for FY15, they confirmed that our understanding is spot on and that if a version of Battlefield were to be released in FY15, it would be developed by a studio other than DICE.”
As of now Visceral's only announced project since Dead Space 3 still officially remains to be a yet-to-be-named Star Wars game.