EA has posted a job listing which reveals that the firm is looking for an MMO Web Architect to work out of the firm’s Redwood City studio, which is “making a revolutionary MMO.”
The job listing on Gamasutra states that the firm is looking “for MMO expertise for an unannounced game at our Electronic Arts headquarters location in Redwood City, CA.”
No details were provided as to what the game entails, however, Redwood developers include the Sims studio and Visceral Games.
Here’s more from the listing:
“Let’s be clear. We’re not looking for just anybody. We’re looking for a web ninja that is well-versed in all web technologies and has extensive experience scaling server-side systems. If web technologies were made up on 5 key building blocks (components, data tier, business tier, presentation, integration), you would be Voltron – Defender of the Web Universe.
You know all the obscurities and intricacies of web technologies and if this were a Jeopardy match, you would take it down unchallenged like the Ken Jennings of Web.
What we have in store is a challenge for you? It will be huge. It will be monumental and the technical challenges from the size, volume, and touch points will be awesome. You’ll love it and be eager to get to work each day. You’ll get to try out new technologies, build things on the cloud and work on systems that touch the boundaries of both the game systems and web services layers.
You may say to yourself? This person doesn’t exist; it’s the unicorn we’re all looking for. Our response would be “next.” But if you believe this to be you and have claims to be the chosen one, then we implore you to apply and come join one of the best and brightest teams making a revolutionary MMO.”
We’ll send a mail and see if anyone bites, but we don’t really expect any secrets to be whispered into our ears just yet.
Until then, SWTOR is hopefully out sometime by the end of the year.