A new job listing has been revealed and it shows us that EA is currently working on a new open world Star Wars video game in the near future. This could be the new game that EA is making after closing the project that Visceral Games was previously working on.
The new EA job listing was posted on a careers website and EA is currently looking for a “Lead Online Engineer”. This vacancy is currently in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Some small details have been posted about the job description. You can read about it down below.
“Lead a team to deliver Online features for a Star Wars Open World project. You will design, architect and implement the Online infrastructure for the project while working with industry-leading central technologies. You will lead a team of Engineers to accomplish the goals for the product as well as be an effective people manager to grow the talent on the team. You will report to the project Technical Director and ensure that the Online systems are meeting the robustness and performance requirements.”
This position is quite big because you need to have a “Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field” plus have over 10 years of game development experience. If you are interested in the role, you can contact Jesenka Duranovic via [email protected] on email or @jesenka088 on Twitter.
This open world game could be an indication that EA wants to start making games like a service. Visceral’s game was going to be a linear single player experience which is sadly a direction that EA no longer wants to take.