Earlier this morning, Blizzard revealed that they are currently working on a “brand new survival game for PC and console” that will be set in an all-new universe unrelated to any previously released properties from the developer. The announcement came in the form of a call to arms on the recruiting section of the developer’s website, seeking various positions in the art, design and engineering departments for what has only been referred to as “Unannounced Survival Game” so far.
We’re building a survival game in an all-new universe.
“Blizzard is embarking on our next quest,” read the advertisement, “We are going on a journey to a whole new universe, home to a brand-new survival game for PC and console. A place full of heroes we have yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be lived. A vast realm of possibility, waiting to be explored. Every story needs a teller. And every world needs builders. What if that could be you?”
“For thirty years, Blizzard has been creating universes for millions of players around the globe. This requires a diverse team of developers willing to lend their voices, to listen and to be heard. That is our mission. Do you like survival games? Do you want to join a collaborative team of experienced developers at the early stage of a new project in a new world…and help write the next chapter in Blizzard’s story? This is your call to adventure. Will you answer it?” it reads before going on to list the positions that are currently being sought after by the project’s team.
After Blizzard officially published the announcement, Head of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Ybarra posted this Tweet, making it clear that the project’s development is already well underway.
I’ve played many hours of this project with the team and I’m incredibly excited about the teams vision and the brand-new world it presents for players to immerse themselves in together. Join us to help make it a reality! https://t.co/pLhijX2Li9
This “Unannounced Survival Game” is Blizzard’s first all-new property since they launched Overwatch in 2016. Though they are no stranger to fantasy and sci-fi world-building, this is the developer’s first foray into the survival genre.