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Guerrilla Games Job Listing Hints at New Multiplayer RPG

Guerrilla Games may be hard at work applying the finishing touches to their highly anticipated upcoming game Horizon Forbidden West, but like Insomniac Games, they aren’t the only PlayStation studio busy on multiple projects. Guerrilla Games has been secretly working on another project behind Horizon, and a new job listing could suggest that it might be an open-world multiplayer RPG with PvE elements.

As reported by ResetEra user Kolx, Guerrilla Games hired former Rainbow Six: Siege game director Simon Larouche in early 2018. Originally, fans speculated that Larouche was brought on board to work on his strengths as a director in the first-person shooter genre (and develop a new Killzone game), but thanks to a new job description posted on Guerrilla Games’ website, it gives us our biggest hint that he might actually be working on an open-world multiplayer RPG for PS5.

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Guerrilla Games briefly lists these requirements for the position of Senior Social Systems Designer:

  • Guerrilla is looking for an experienced Senior Social Systems Designer with a passion for player communities and social features.
  • You will work within a core team of multiple designers focused on social systems and player engagements.
  • Compatible players can create Guild-like groups to explore together.
  • Explore creative ways players can connect with others in-game.
  • Possess detailed knowledge of narrative design in open-world RPG games, both single-player and online.

As for what it could be, fans speculated that Guerrilla Games might’ve been going back to the Killzone franchise, but these job descriptions don’t seem to match the first-person shooter franchise at all. Others seem to think that PlayStation could be pushing for a multiplayer project set in the Horizon universe too. This isn’t unheard of as a previous report suggested that they’re doing the same with the Marvel license, allegedly developing a multiplayer Marvel game exclusively for PS5.

PlayStation has been making some efforts to push into the multiplayer market now having succeeded in the single-player space, so Guerrilla Games working on a multiplayer project is exciting. As with all rumours, though, we recommend taking this with a grain of salt until we have some confirmation of what they’re actually working on.

Source: ResetEra

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