Dishonored and Prey developer Arkane Studios has recently listed a new job opportunity for a position which is seems to be online-heavy. A new job listing on ZeniMax’s site says Arkane is looking for an Online Game Engineer to develop triple A titles for both consoles and PC.
Candidates who are interested are asked to “have expert knowledge of and experience in the design, implementation and continuing support of large scale client/server applications using primarily C++.” Possessing “extensive experience developing online games” is also noted as a requirement.
All candidates in question will also need to work “with other engineers to architect and refine game systems and online features” such as client server networking optimization, game persistence, developing an online environment, and other requirements. The final indication that this will be an online product – or at least one with a heavy online structure – is “Experience in a “Live” environment (ongoing support of a product after launch).”
Arkane are not known for having relevant online components in the games they create. This is potentially interesting, as it might be an indication of them working on an online-focused game next.
Prey, Dishonored and Dishonored 2 were all well received when they initially released, even though sales weren’t up to par for publisher Bethesda. It was recently announced a variety of Bethesda titles would be getting comics based off their properties while Prey would be receiving an artbook chronicling the creation of the title.