The Final of Us developer Naughty Canine is hiring an “financial system designer” to assist the crew with a multiplayer recreation that features stay operations and participant development.
The job ad states that the profitable candidate will assist Naughty Canine “create avenues for self-expression for our gamers, guarantee strong longevity to our video games, and provides our gamers nice rewards to attempt for.” This all seems like Naughty Canine is engaged on a brand new multiplayer recreation with cosmetics that gamers can unlock to personalize their characters.
None of this could be a shock, as Naughty Canine confirmed greater than a yr in the past that it is engaged on a standalone Last of Us multiplayer game. Nevertheless, Naughty Canine has saved very quiet about this in current months. Many studios at the moment are adopting and embracing stay companies for his or her new video games, so it could be no shock to see Naughty Canine observe swimsuit in some capability.
Going again to the job advert, a fascinating candidate would have expertise creating in-game economies for console or PC multiplayer video games and a information about participant psychology. The profitable candidate will likely be chargeable for designing, implementing, and tuning the in-game financial system and participant development programs, which certain seems like a battle pass-style characteristic. This particular person can even work alongside recreation designers to verify the in-game financial system programs “synergize effectively with the sport as a complete.”
Whether or not or not this job advert is for the Final of Us multiplayer recreation or one thing else is unknown. Regardless of the case, it seems Naughty Canine is ramping up for a brand new recreation, because the studio presently has more than 40 open positions posted on its website. Of those 40+ positions, solely one–the financial system designer–is described as being associated to a multiplayer recreation.
Past the brand new Final of Us multiplayer recreation, Naughty Canine has no introduced initiatives. Nevertheless, Naughty Canine’s Neil Druckmann has teased that the studio would possibly make The Last of Us 3 or a new IP.
“The following factor could possibly be a Half III, the subsequent factor could possibly be some new IP,” he mentioned in an interview.
In January this yr, Druckmann known as on individuals to use for the quite a few open positions at Naughty Canine, saying the studio is engaged on “something cool.”
Naughty Canine has already mentioned it won’t make extra Uncharted video games, however the studio is open to having a different developer come in to make Uncharted 5.