CCP, the makers of Spreadsheets in Space EVE Online may be developing an all-new MMORPG. On the careers page of CCP’s website, they advertise that they’re looking for a lead designer and art director along with a handful of other positions.
So what are they working on? Well as we know CCP is also working on the EVE first-person shooter Project Nova. But, it doesn’t appear to be this project as on the careers page the ones that are for Project Nova are clearly marked and listed for Reykjavik. This MMORPG is being developed in London. There’s also the mobile game Project Aurora which we know very little about. There is, of course, the possibility that this is an entirely new game.
he game is being made using Unreal Engine 4, which is what they also used to make EVE Valkyrie. Under the listing for lead designer, they state that they’re looking for someone with experience on high profile MMOs, RPGs, and other systems heavy games. In the Senior Animator listing, they state they’re looking for someone with a passion for AAA games, ideally MMOs, MOBAs, and ARPGs.
All of this, of course, comes just a short time after CCP downsized and abandoned their ambitious VR plans. It would appear that this MMORPG will be made with a small team though. It’s safe to say that VR didn’t become the next big thing like the industry expected it to. So while it may seem out of place on the surface you have to ask yourself, is it really? Having all your eggs in one 14-year-old basket, even if that basket is EVE Online, isn’t a good idea. So this may be a good move for CCP.
It’s obviously still very, very early days on the development of this new title. But CCP is calling it an ambitious new MMORPG so of course, we’re excited. We’ll be keeping an eye on the development of this game for some time.