Maxis is a significantly unique studio than it was back in the glory days of SimEverything, but now that the dark occasions of modern day SimCity have passed and The Sims four has identified its footing, it appears that the developer is prepared to get started creating a thing original. Maxis is hunting for a inventive director on a new IP who’ll function outdoors of the studio’s key California place.
The facts recommend that this new game will be quite significantly what you’d count on from Maxis. The job listing (by means of Computer Gamer) desires a person who can “understand how user-generated content material and experiences are shaping solutions in the marketplace,” and who has practical experience “in designing a game with a extended-term reside service” and “taking key triple-A Computer and mobile games from notion to completion.”
So we’re hunting at a game with extended-term solutions components, a major concentrate on user-generated content material, and a launch across each Computer and mobile devices – that positive sounds like what you’d count on from The Sims studio. The listing also mentions that “experience functioning with licensing partners is a plus,” so we may have some branded content material related to these licensed Sims four Stuff Packs, or perhaps even a thing far more substantial.
The group on this new game will function out of an workplace in Austin, Texas, which homes various EA-owned studios – but this is the initial we’ve heard of a Maxis-branded project in the location.
Maxis’ final new IP was Spore, which launched all the way back in 2008. It remains to be observed what a thing original from the studio’s modern day incarnation will appear like.