One of the breakout hits of this year has undoubtedly been Overwatch. The first-person multiplayer shooter from Blizzard has a player base of millions thanks to perfected gameplay and colourful characters. According to a job listing on the company’s website, this may not be the only first-person game they’re working on.
The listing (via IGN) states the developer is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to work on “a robust first-person engine for an unannounced project.” In addition to this, the listing also mentions the project will be multi-platform and “action orientated.” Not a lot else is published in the listing, meaning this game could be anything. It is unlikely a sequel to Overwatch, as that will be supported for years to come one would expect. Given the success of Overwatch, it would make sense though for Blizzard to try their hand at something similar again. We won’t hear about this game for sometime, but it is an indication as to what they’re working on.
What Blizzard did announce recently is a new hero for Overwatch at BlizzCon 2016, Sombre. A new map and area was also announced, alongside a new Arcade mode. Pro-level Overwatch competitors can take part in an established league that will begin in early 2017, too. Overwatch has proven to be a great success in the eSports ecosystem, with both Blizzard and ESL running their own leagues and competitions. The cast of characters in Overwatch quickly became iconic and inevitably bled into the cosplay scene. Blizzard has said they want to see an Overwatch movie and TV show.
In short, Overwatch is incredibly popular and here to stay. Blizzard will undoubtedly continue to support the game in the years to come. This listing on their company website also illustrates how Blizzard is confident in making another first-person game. Whether that will be another online shooter or single-player experience remains to be seen.