Senior Gameplay Designer post talks about creating “powerful, tactile first-person weapons and unique combat abilities that pull the player into the middle of the action”, almost confirming Inxile’s project will be an RPG First-person shooter similar to the likes of Cyberpunk 2077 or Deus Ex.You can read all vacancies for you here, which offer more information on the studio-owned Xbox-owned next big game. The Senior Lighting Artist position mentions experience in raytracing as a requirement, and the Lead Environment Artist list talks about “evocative and immersive worlds” with a range of artistic assets “from realistic to lightly stylized”, which gives us a vague idea of how this is unexpected the game will look like. InXile is also looking for a Facial Animator to “deliver life face performances on timeless original characters”.
In May 2020, Inxile CEO Brian Fargo said that the studio’s next-gen RPG Harness the power of Unreal Engine 5 during development. Later that year, in September, Fargo added that the studio is currently working on two RPGs, the second being “in the infancy of pre-production.”
It’s unclear if Inxile is hiring for one particular, or both, but the news is exciting nonetheless. Fargo is known to have created the Fallout franchise, and now that Inxile, Bethesda and Obsidian are all under one roof at Microsoft, a collaboration could be possible. Fallout: New Vegas 2, anyone?
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