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Rumour: BioWare Montreal hiring for “military-genre FPS” and more

Monday, 20th September 2010 15:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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BioWare’s Montreal studio is seemingly hiring for a new “action-adventure” IP and a “military-genre FPS,” if recent job listings are to be believed.

The studio has seemingly posted four job ads for the projects. Assuming the posts are legit, BioWare’s hiring a concept artist and lead designer for a “military-genre FPS,” as well as a technical artist for a “popular FPS” and a senior level designer for a “new action adventure IP”.

You can find them all through here.

It was discovered earlier today EA was hiring for a “AAA multiplayer action game”.

We’re asking EA now. Thanks, notpill.

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  1. StolenGlory

    Screw that noise.

    Where is my Jade Empire sequel!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DoubleM

    When did they make a “popular FPS”?!
    Oh, got it! Bioware’s going to help Crytek to make a Crysis RPG, or maybe a Medal of Honor RPG in Afghanistan.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @2 RPG on the Cryengine? Thats my dream :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    @3

    http://exophase.com/ps3/xaviant-licenses-cryengine-3-for-action-rpg-lichdom-14238.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EM4bz0BX5g

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 Blown away by the announcement. :D

    forged By Chaos i saw. It’s not impressive because it’s MMORPG. So limitations will be everywhere.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. notpill

    Th only thing I can say is that Cghub is very well known in the cgartist community, is frequented mainly by pros and is not strange to see job list posted by majors.
    You can easly meet, everyday , art directors and concept artist from ID Soft, Ubisoft, EA, Arenanet, MassiveBlack, blizzard, Lucas Arts… So I believe it is a legit post.
    Just my two cent :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Not happening since majority of the Jade Empire team went to make Dragon Age. Bioware said they would make a sequel to Jade Empire but there has to be a demand for it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. joshua nash

    @7 there is demand for Jade Empire all Twenty of them myself included want a Jade Empire 2 or atleast re-release the original with an hd face lift and the content included in the pc port

    #8 4 years ago
  9. cybernomad

    I’m confused. On the site linked are only job ads for EA Montreal. That’s not the same as Bioware Montreal, or is it? Bioware has a site with job ads for Montreal, but these are different jobs. Can’t find any military FPS there.

    http://www.bioware.com/bioware_info/jobs/montreal_careers_en/

    #9 4 years ago
  10. notpill

    The orginal page was written by ‘Ea/bioware Montreal’ but now it’s just ‘EA’…
    wow, maybe johnny asked something to EA and someone lost his job…LOL.

    anyway, all the position at your link are redirected to the official EA career site and land on a EA- Bioware page. The skill request and the description are similar just there’s no “tip” about the titles.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. cybernomad

    Not really. Only one job ad bears the same title, namely “lead designer” and this is the only ad where the description is somewhat similar, as you would expect for the same position, even for two different companies. There are 4 job ads posted on cghub for EA Montreal and 9 job ads posted on the Bioware/EA-Pages with only 1 job ad for the same position. It doesn’t make any sense if they have already job ads for Bioware Montreal to make new ones that are more specific about the games than the old ones and offer a job specifically for EA Montreal, which is a existing company, while meaning Bioware, which is another existing company.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. notpill

    I don understand if you mean that they are two ‘different’ company.
    - from Bioware site:
    “BioWare is pleased to announce that we are establishing a team of game developers in Montreal, Quebec, located at OUR EA Montreal studio…”

    - Every position listed on Bioware site land on the EA Career website:
    “BioWare (www.bioware.com), one of the newest members of the incredible family of EA studios”

    Last but not least:
    Author of the post on CGhub is Masah Kalugin (Senior Recruiter for EA AND BioWare Montreal) and on his twitter page wrote:
    -”Calling all gaming programmers – EA and BioWare Montreal is hiring!”
    -”is calling all Lead and Senior Level Designers for opportunities at EA and BioWare Montreal. Awesome projects, great studio and team! Come… ” and so on

    http://twitter.com/masah_K

    As you see, one recruiter is working on building a team and he use every media (blog, twitter, forum…)
    I think he wrote a more specific profile and description on cghub ’cause, as I told before, that community is full of pros and thye wanna know what kind of stuff they’re talking about.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Maxey

    Mass Effect FPS spin-off starring Garrus, anyone?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. F.0.A.D

    sorry to piss on peoples parade, all these job posts are for the next Army of TWO franchise, nothing else.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. walk_star

    Time to update this post; it ain’t BioWare: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/09/21/rumour-bioware-to-make-military-fps/

    #15 4 years ago