Update: Jagex has responded to PCGamesInsider.biz's request for additional information on the new hires it is making.
The firm says that it is improving the teams working on both Old School and regular RuneScape, and that it is also investing in brand new titles - both in the world of RuneScape and out.
Note 'titles' - there is likely more than one new project in the works over at the Cambridge-based developer.
“In addition to the recently announced senior hires in publishing and marketing, we’re strengthening our development and production teams for our existing living games of RuneScape and Old School, and we’re investing in the creation of brand new titles, both within the RuneScape universe and beyond it,” director of talent acquisition Peter Lovell said.
“With the ongoing success of the RuneScape franchise, our investment in new titles and the plethora of opportunities afforded by our significant publishing ramp up, we’re looking for experienced art, tech and marketing professionals to join a growing elite team. There’s never been a better time to talk to us at Jagex as we bring life to the living games of the future.”
Original story: RuneScape giant Jagex appears to be working on a brand new unannounced MMO title.
That's according to jobs listings on its careers site, which has eight vacancies open for the untitled project, which could well be a new or updated RuneScape game.
The Cambridge-based firm is hunting for a DevOps Engineer, Environment Artist, Lead Gameplay Programmer, Senior Animator, Senior Systems Designer, Technical Artist, Technical QA Analyst and VFX Artist for the project.
It would seem that whatever this MMO is, it has an open-world structure and is going to be third-person. Hardly earth-shattering news for the genre.
It also appears that the project is being developed in Unity.
One listing does suggest that the applicant will be "working on our flagship title RuneScape," suggesting that this is a new version of the firm's core game and not a brand new MMO.
It's possible that this is the project that Jagex is working on with cloud game firm Improbable, with whom the developer announced a partnership with last year.
We have reached out to Jagex for comment.