A recent Maxis (The Sims, SimCity
) job posting for a Senior Designer sounds like the studio is in the early stages of creating a new brand in the creative genre.
The job posting notes the candidate should have an "understanding [of] other games in the creativity space, including Little Big Planet, Minecraft
and its popular mods, Roblox
, Disney Infinity, Project Spark
, and other upcoming efforts."
EA describes this as a "unique, emerging IP." We'd describe it as another "me too!
" move by the publisher to keep shareholders appeased with a genre that requires massive
investment and will be past its prime by launch. Oh well, better this than EA trying to push another MOBA in a saturated market. Sorry, another other MOBA