2K Prepping New Multiplatform FPS IP
When a rumor breaks concerning a particular title, it's easier to deal with. But when a rumor come around pertaining to a game that hasn't been announced and currently doesn't have a title (as far as the media knows), things get infinitely trickier.
According to SKOAR!, 2K Games is currently working on a brand new IP for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. And apparently, "there is sufficient reason to believe" that it's being created by 2K Boston, the same team responsible for the excellent Bioshock. As shown by their current work calendar, they're preparing an unannounced FPS, and here's one of the position listings:
The Backend Multiplayer Engineer
"Responsible for delivering a robust, scalable, and responsive multiplayer gameplay code and backend services for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms."
We have no idea what the game could be, but as it's an IP, it really can't have anything to do with Bioshock. We also find it interesting that so many developers are willing to take on the challenge of producing a top-notch FPS, what with all the ridiculously stiff competition out there. We all remember what happened to Haze; it wasn't even that bad, but because it fell well short of expectations, it failed. 2K is a talented team, but then again, so was Free Radical... Oh well, we wish them all the best, and we really wanna know what this new game is. Stay tuned.
6/15/2009 Ben Dutka