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Raven Seeking Help For "Realistic Military Shooter"

It has become quite the intriguing question: "what is Raven Software working on?"

Well, Kotaku first reported that the studio was in consideration to develop a new Call of Duty and most recently, it was brought to light that Raven might be cranking away on a new, stealthier James Bond iteration. But now, the Activision-owned studio is apparently looking for someone to help with a "realistic, first-person military shooter," as evidenced by a job listing. Found by Connected Consoles, the listing is as follows; are you qualified?

"Raven Software, developer of numerous award-winning games, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wolfenstein and Singularity, is seeking a lead visual effects artist to drive the development of stunning visual effects for an established console-based, realistic, first-person military shooter."

They want someone experienced, too, as they ask for "footage of published and highly realistic effects (weapons, atmospherics, etc.) placed in highly realistic next-gen game environments with a shot-by-shot breakdown” along with “other effects (sci-fi, fantasy, etc.), game assets (models, textures, lighting), or film work a plus." Now, this doesn't sound like Bond but it does sound like CoD, or perhaps even a new Wolfenstein.

If it must be the latter, we're hoping for some big-time improvement. If it's a new CoD, that's gonna surprise us. If it's a new IP...well, let's hope for the new IP.

Tags: raven software, activision, raven game, raven project

12/8/2010 10:49:22 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:06:33 AM
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I'd love to see a new Wolfenstein!

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:07:31 AM
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As they're looking for someone to work on an "established" shooter, I doubt it would be a new IP, which is a shame.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:25:02 PM

It was sort of a joke. :)

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:39:54 PM

Gotcha. My lack of sleep this week as dulled my humor detection by quite a bit. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:53:11 PM

I didn't even catch that, I got the joke, but I'm gonna hafta read more closely without a game on pause right next to me.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:11:56 AM
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I like my realistic shooters, so I'll keep my eye on this, even it seems that more and more shooters are coming out now days.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:32:48 AM
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I like realistic shooters so Ill be on the look out, but I really want to play another Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia themed game. I love those types of games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:54:02 PM

Grab Guardian of Light? I don't really like Top Down shooters but doing anything to Lara top-down can't be all bad.

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big6
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:52:27 AM
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Did they mean realistic like how "Operation Flashpoint" is realistic?

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Hezzron
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 11:58:22 AM
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I think when they say "realistic", they're referring more to the setting, a "military shooter" as opposed to something like sci-fi. Raven's track record and Activision's business model doesn't lead me to believe they'll put together some kind of sim.

Last edited by Hezzron on 12/8/2010 11:59:58 AM

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:11:01 PM
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So I guess a new DOOM is out of the question? lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:54:41 PM

Nope, somebody should still be working on that somewhere.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 7:28:04 PM

Isn't ID Software working on DOOM 4?

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The Doom
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:16:33 PM
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I hope this game hads MANY TANKS!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:42:12 PM
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Sounds like a fourth CoD developer... How is that franchise a license to print money?
Peace.

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tridon
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 2:00:03 PM
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Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of Raven's shooters. Wolfenstein and Singularity were average at best. Their X-Men/Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Wolverine games were a lot of fun, though. I'd like to see them return to the third-person world.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:57:20 PM
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It was too bad Wolfenstein failed so hard. But I like the sci fi shooters best like Resistance and Killzone. Military FPS are just so passe. We don't need any more.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 7:37:12 PM
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Call of Duty EX: Return of HITLER!

You know, if there's any single genre franchise that can go anyway aside from Mario, it's probably CoD.

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 8:16:19 PM
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They are all doing shooters now.... becoming like the music games...

Call to Shoot 10...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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AshT
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 8:43:35 PM
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sounds like COD

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