It seems CCP Games are looking to add another major title beyond Eve Online to their portfolio, as a new job listing suggests they’re building a “new and highly ambitious MMORPG” at their London studio.
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The lead designer listing - dug up by MassivelyOP - doesn’t offer much detail on the game itself, beyond its status as an MMORPG. They want someone with experience in Unreal Engine 4, so it’s a safe bet that’s the engine they’ll be using.
“CCP is currently building a team in London to lead development on a new and highly ambitious MMORPG. We are looking to grow a relatively small, tight-knit team, capable of delivering big ideas through experience, smart process, and world-class tools.” They say “the ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track-record of leading design teams on multiple high-profile titles, and ideally experience of RPG gameplay and systems design development.”
There are currently at least two other games in development at CCP, including the shooter Project Nova and mobile title Project Aurora. This new title seems to be much earlier in development than either of those titles, and the specification of “MMORPG” also suggests this is something entirely new.
CCP underwent a major restructuring a few months ago that saw the company shutter studios in Atlanta and Newcastle, dropping VR development to move toward PC and mobile games. We haven’t heard about VR title Sparc since that time. Many of the affected employees were moved to the company’s other studios, and they said there are plans to announce new game releases within the next year-and-a-half.