Clint Hocking calls attention to gameplay engineer job posting calling for console experience and passion for innovation.
Last year, Ubisoft Montreal creative director Clint Hocking jumped ship to work at LucasArts on an unannounced project. While that project remains unknown, one detail may have emerged thanks to Hocking himself.
Hocking last night posted a link on his Twitter account to a new job opening on the recruiting site of LucasArts' parent company, Lucasfilm. The posting is for a gameplay engineer to work on an open-world role-playing game. The listing included no details about the title, but the ideal candidate would possess console development experience as well as "passion for making and playing innovative games."
LucasArts followed that up with a Twitter post of its own, saying, "It should be noted that we're hiring for a number of positions and games" in addition to Hocking's. Hocking did not specify that the position he linked to was his own game but back in June posted on Twitter that he was "prepping to open new positions." Yesterday's post linking to the job opening also referred to his previous mention of new openings.
At the moment, LucasArts has announced few upcoming projects. Those games consist of Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360 and the PC online game Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is primarily being developed by Electronic Arts' BioWare Austin studio.
Hocking is best known for his work with Ubisoft, specifically on projects including the Splinter Cell series and Far Cry 2. For more on the developer's approach to game design, check out GameSpot's write-up of his Game Developers Conference 2011 presentation.
You know I haven't played Battlefront in years, but looking back... that was one of the best Third Person Shooters i have ever played...
I dont want them to do another Kotor, well I do but I think the new starwars mmo is gonna cover that, what I would like them to explore personally is probably a open world RPG Battlefront game, I think would be awesome. Probably a remake of the first 1 and 2 games into 1 full Open world RPG game which would take over 100 hrs including side missions to complete. Thumbs up if u agree!!!
i have a feeling it isn't gonna be the obvious (star wars). indiana jones maybe? or perhaps something new? is that even possible? lol
@Spurner.I couldn't agree more, LucasArts has done with this Darth Vader, Clone Wars, and so on for far to long and it is getting old. They need to do a timeline with the very beginning of forming the Republic and Jedi order, Exar-Kun war or the war with Darth Bane.
Honestly I would rather see a really good Star Wars game that takes us to the very beginning of the Republic and the Jedi order were form or at least take me to the war of Exar-Kun.
I'm hoping for the impossible in that they resurrect some of their old franchises. Loom Zak McKracken Maniac Mansion The Dig Full Throttle Outlaws They have so many amazing and colourful worlds and characters they could revive. Back in the day, LucasArts was king in terms of story, character, design, humour and gameplay. I would totally play an RPG based in the Loom universe.
If they failed with Star Wars and with Planetside already being worked on what else could they really bother with?
It says open world RPG! Since when Battlefront and Republic Commando were open world RPGs? I think this will be KOTOR 3 or a new IP!
Everyone is saying KOTOR 3 or Battlefront 3. Those are great too but I'd rather have me Republic Commando 2.
Everyone here is saying KOTOR 3. That's great, but is anyone else hoping Battlefront 3? That could be amazing.
If it is a Star Wars game, I wonder when in the timeline it will take place. Personally, I hope it's not in the era of the prequels. I'd like to see something new explored.
Maybe a Indiana Jones game? That would probably work pretty well as an open world RPG game if done right, just an idea.......
Lucasarts has yet to make a game that completely disappointed me,so I have a fair amount of confidence in whatever they have up their sleeves.
It may start as an innovative idea, but will likely end up being something we've seen before. This isn't such a bad thing. I doubt they will do KotoR 3, even though I believe Lucasarts can pull the KotoR license if they really wanted to (it's their property after all), but a Star Wars themed Fallout/Elder Scrolls style of game that allows you to visit other planets for a change of setting? I'd welcome that.
I wouldn't mind an original game, but I would like some closure with KOTOR 3, which can lead into The Old Republic.
Just because it's LucasArts, doesn't mean it's going to be Star Wars. I'm hoping for an original game!
Am I the only person in the world who wants either an X-Wing Remake or a proper sequel. How about a remake of TIE Fighter.
I would like to see a sequel to Jedi Academy,or an offline KoTOR game,because Im not a MMO player.Right now Im exploring the roots of Jedi Knight series by playing Dark Forces on DosBoX.I like how challenging the game is.
Meh, I don't trust games that LucasArts actually produces on its own, or gives to companies like Obsidian to develop. The Force Unleashed games destroyed Vader's image, and the port of the first one to the PC sucked. If they're developing any new RPG, I hope it's together with a company like Bethesda or Bioware.
Hopefully a new Star Wars game at least. I would much rather they make Jedi Knight 4 or Battlefront 3. For some reason Lucasarts still just doesn't understand how much people WANT those games!!!!
Either KotOR 3 or a new, more open RPG. Can you imagine having an open-GALAXY game? Sure would beat open world.
As long as it's "open world single player RPG", they can't possibly be thinking about another MMO.. right?.
They not going to have 2 MMO out there at the same time for sure. I hope KOTOR 3 or some new IP. Haven't played as a Jedi for so long... I need to get back into the light and kick some Dark side in the #%^@
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