KEY POINTS

  • A new survival game is currently being developed by Blizzard
  • Details surrounding the game are still largely unknown
  • Blizzard is looking to hire artists and software engineers to expedite the development process

Blizzard is currently hiring for more people to work on a still-undisclosed survival game that may just herald the start of an entirely new IP.

It’s only been a few days since Microsoft’s historic acquisition of Activision Blizzard, yet the embattled game developer is already expanding in order to create its first survival game. The official Blizzard Twitter account announced that the studio was looking for more people to join the team who can hopefully help them write the next chapter of the company’s story.

The job post is vague, at best, but Blizzard is looking for artists and software engineers who can help with developing its unannounced survival game, which is still in the very early production stages.

Very little is known about this upcoming title as of writing. So far, only two promotional artworks were included in the recruitment post. It’s unknown if these pieces are representative of the vision Blizzard has for their game.

The first artwork shows two teenagers in modern clothing gazing at what appears to be a dimensional portal hidden deep in a forest. Meanwhile, the second art piece shows a ranger-type character with an ax, leather armor, a bone helmet and a quiver of arrows tracking a set of luminous foot prints in an enchanted forest.

Concept art of Blizzard's unannounced survival game Concept art of Blizzard's unannounced survival game Photo: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard isn’t exactly known for survival games, which is a genre that has been dominated by the likes of “Minecraft,” “Rust” and “ARK Survival Evolved.” Should the project be seen all the way to completion, then this will be Blizzard’s newest IP since “Overwatch” was first introduced to the world back in 2016.

Currently, the company is still busy with the production of “Diablo 4,” “Overwatch 2” and the continuous development of “World of Warcraft.” Recruiting for more talents in the design and engineering departments is understandable, especially considering how ambitious the other in-development titles are.

The ongoing sexual harassment allegations against Activision Blizzard may make recruitment for this new project difficult, however, which can potentially translate to slower development.

No other information regarding this upcoming survival game was provided, but more announcements are expected as development continues.