The studio responsible for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware Austin, are looking to add a lead server software engineer to work on a brand new, as yet unannounced game, according to a job advertisement posted on EA’s careers page. Although the job posting itself doesn’t give too much away, the position requires candidates have adequate “expertise in designing distributed simulation systems, particularly in an MMO or similar online context.”
The Old Republic is in good company over on our list of best Star Wars games on PC.
Given the fact Bioware’s Austin branch boasts The Old Republic on their CV and nothing else - they did work on free-to-play Shadow Realms prior to its cancellation last year - the idea that this mysterious project could be another Star Wars game might be worth a punt.
Then again, the vacancy could just as easily be a means of strengthening Bioware’s Canadian and American studios, with the prospective new recruit working remotely.
Either way, this marks the first official confirmation that the developers are working on, or have plans to begin working on, a new game - be that a new series or standalone title.
Currently, Bioware’s only official upcoming game is Mass Effect: Andromeda. It emerged earlier today that Chris Schlerf, a writer on the game, left Bioware for Bungie in September.