Hot on the heels of final 12 months’s wonderful Wasteland 3, Inxile Entertainment is on a hiring spree, searching for builders to assist it construct a next-gen RPG game. According to a number of job listings, the studio plans to modify from its conventional isometric perspective to first particular person for this subsequent sport, which seems to be set in a new world.
Twisted Voxel spotted the job listings for positions at Inxile, which embrace an art director, facial animator, senior gameplay designer, and several other engineering roles. The job description for the senior gameplay designer position mentions “tactile first-person weapons” and fight skills that “draw the player right into the middle of the action.” The artwork director position entails serving to to “bring an extraordinary new world to life” alongside Inxile’s employees of veteran sport builders.
There’s treasured little else to glean from the commercials concerning the sport itself, or the brand new IP – Inxile says the sport can be “AAA” high quality and can be constructed utilizing Unreal Engine 5. Those snippets of knowledge, plus the truth that Inxile is now a part of Microsoft’s increasing secure of sport studios, trace at a undertaking considerably extra bold than we’ve seen from Inxile up to now.
Founded in 2002 by Interplay founder and CEO Brian Fargo, Inexile has up to now traded closely on its builders’ deep expertise with the Fallout collection. Microsoft acquired the studio, in addition to Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian, in 2018, and has since then additionally purchased Bethesda guardian firm ZeniMax Media.
That means all of the items crucial for some type of official Fallout reunion sport are technically working beneath the identical large roof, and Obsidian even shrugged “maybe, we guess” on the prospect of a sequel to New Vegas final fall.
But Inxile’s current job listings particularly point out constructing a “new world,” which implies a return to the ruined world of Fallout is most likely nonetheless not more than a dim gleam in Microsoft’s eye at this stage. What we see subsequent from Inxile will doubtless be one thing fully new – and it’ll be a entire new type of sport from the historically RPG-minded developer.