A new job posting at Respawn Entertainment has hinted, or rather explicitly mentioned, that Respawn Entertainment is working on a new IP. The job post on EA’s site, Respawn Entertainment’s parent company, is seeking a “GENERALIST SOFTWARE ENGINEER – NEW IP INCUBATION TEAM.”
Although the job listing does not give us much detials, a few points can be deduced out of the job description.
First and foremost, the job is based in Los Angeles, California, United States. Respawn Entertainment has two offices, a fully dedicated one for Apex Legends in Vancouver, Canda and the main office with small teams in Los Angeles. Furthermore, Apex is Respawn’s only pure multiplayer game with no single-player component.
Going by that, one can say that the Vancouver office is dedicated to pure multiplayer games while the Los Angeles office is dedicated to single player experiences such as Jedi Fallen Order, Titanfall and Medal of Honor VR. So the new IP will quite likely be a single player title.
A peculiar job description mentions “Pioneer new, practical technologies to enable “adventuring forever.” I’ve never heard the term before, even though I’ve been writing about video games for over 4 years. Still, I’ve never made a game so I decided to cross check and see if the term means anything in the development business.
Turns out, it’s not an industry standard. If I had to take a guess, I’d say that Respawn’s new IP may is some sort of open-world adventure, though the theme and USP are not yet finalised. Hence, the need for a GENERALIST SOFTWARE ENGINEER rather than a specialized one. This is, however, just a guess.
Respawn already has a full plate with Apex Legends, Titanfall, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order and on top all that, they’re now working on a new IP. Respawn has a proven track record with First-person shooters, third-person shooter and even adventure games. So whatever they present, it’s quite likely to be a good game. They don’t, however, have any experience with open-world projects and if our speculation is right, then Respawn has taken on the challenge.