Blizzard Entertainment might be working on a new online open-world RPG

Alexandru Poloboc
by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Here comes some really exciting news for all the Blizzard Entertainment die-hard fans out there.
  • We could actually witness the birth of a brand new first-person, open-world online RPG soon.
  • No official information on this topic is available just yet, just a new job listing that hints at this.
  • There are a lot of directions Blizzard could go with this, but we'll just have to wait and see.
Blizzard unnanounced game

Recently, Blizzard Entertainment has been at the center of an intense scandal, which caused some important figures to actually leave their positions.

And, with the announcement of Diablo Immortal and Overwatch 2, the massive gaming company seems to be very focused on its franchises.

Furthermore, there might be more that we don’t know yer, considering Blizzard has called all hands on deck, as it now has another unannounced game in development and this one could be a completely new franchise.

Is Blizzard cooking up a new triple-A title?

We came across a recent job listing on the Blizzard Entertainment website for the Associate Content Designer position at the company’s headquarters based in Irvine, California.

There is also an intriguing mention of a team working on an“unannounced project.  

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and passionate associate content designer to collaborate with our design team for an unannounced project. As an associate content designer, you will foster Blizzard’s core value of ‘Gameplay First’ as you collaborate with a team of designers, engineers, and artists responsible for crafting this unannounced project’s world.

We will also show you a screenshot of the original document, so you can get the bigger picture.

Furthermore, the job listing iterates that the unannounced game will feature open-world content more than once in the Responsibilities section for the position, which suggests that the upcoming game will certainly be an open-world one. 

Under the Requirements section for the position, one of the prerequisites is the understanding of RPG reward mechanics. So, it seems like the new game would be an RPG one.

In addition to this, the description also mentions experience working on an FPS game and previous design experience for Online/Multiplayer games.

This, of course, suggests that the unannounced title will not only be an open-world RPG but will also be an FPS and feature an online multiplayer.

And while the job listing doesn’t mention which platform the game is being made for, a few more job listings on the Blizzard Entertainment website posted around the same time as this one mention an unannounced mobile game.

Back in February, the Chief Executive Officer at Blizzard Entertainment, Bobby Kotick, confirmed that the company has multiple, mobile, free-to-play Warcraft experiences in development.

Thus, this recent headhunt seems to make sense. Regardless, this is huge news for players of the cherished Blizzard Entertainment franchises.

What do you think Blizzard is actually working on? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.