2K Boston Hiring For Currently "Unannounced Shooter"
We're anxiously awaiting 2K Marin's Bioshock 2 (now scheduled to be released early next year), but in the meantime, what might 2K Boston be workin' on? That's the million-dollar question, and we've just found the first clue: it be a shooter.
According to GameSpot, 2K Boston president and co-founder Ken Levine wouldn't divulge their new project, but it's clear that they're adding key members to their staff. The studio is currently looking for "a principal combat designer, multiplayer level designer, and level designer for a single mystery game." In viewing these job descriptions, it always says these positions are for the "unannounced shooter," which means everyone is now ready to wonder and speculate. Some believe it may be the long-rumored new entry in the X-COM series, while others say it could be a follow-up to SWAT 4. If you like, feel free to look over the licenses 2K Boston has at their disposal and see if you can find a worthy candidate. We know a lot of you will complain that there are too many shooters these days, but at least the third-person perspective has successfully come into the limelight to compete with the FPSs. I mean, with the likes of Uncharted and Gears of War bringing down award after award, it's good to see some quality diversity in the "shooter" genre.
So what do you think 2K Boston's new game might be? Right now, we're all focusing on the other 2K shooter we mentioned in the intro, but we always have faith that the 2K studios can produce great stuff.
8/10/2009 Ben Dutka