Are we about to see the return of the Batman Arkham Series, or will we see the much rumoured Superman game come out of hiding?
Rocksteady are hiring for their next game, stating that it has been “highly anticipated”. This leads many to believe that the game series will not be a new IP, although it could be the rumoured Superman game, which many expected to be announced at E3. Rocksteady stated that this next game will be created for “the next generation platforms”, so it’s safe to assume that we won’t say a release date until at least 2020.
Rocksteady Studios have stated that they’re, “looking to add to its family of permanent staff.” The job postings themselves number in the 20s and involve roles such as lead rendering programmer, character artists and even community managers. Rocksteady are looking for people with plenty of experience under their belt, but for some roles they seem to hint at a need for someone with experience working on AAA games. The other big hint that we are getting a new comic based game, is Rocksteady’s interest in hiring people with a background in a variety of media, which includes comics as well as games.
The job posting for the lead rendering programmer states that, “[Rocksteady Studios] are looking for an exceptionally talented Lead Rendering Programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms.” The listing for the community manager is shown below.
Any speculation on what the next game will be, is just that. There is no solid evidence of a new Arkham or Superman game, but it’s safe to assume this will be the case.
If you’re looking for a new game to fulfil the Arkham-sized hole in your heart, check out Marvel’s new Spider-Man game on the PS4.
Expect some news by E3 next year, or possibly even earlier.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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