Recruitment outs new Square Enix 1st Production Department title

Sunday, 4th December 2011 23:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Square Enix’s core development team is working on a new action RPG for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

Andriasang has translated a pair of job listings recruiting for Square Enix’s 1st Production Department, the internal team behind Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.

Some details of the job descriptions give a few clues; one calls for a designer of “player character growth and customization, including job properties, ability properties, a growth system, and a customization system”, suggesting a traditional JRPG progression system.

The other is looking for someone to develop field gameplay, and makes mention of flying an airship over a world map, and planning gameplay for within an air ship, using inns, customisation and checking progress.

The game is apparently being developed on Unity, a relatively young 3D engine which is rapidly gaining popularity. The tech has wide application and offers few hints to the game’s content; titles built on Unity include Battlestar Galactica Online, Desktop Dungeons, The Graveyard, King’s Bounty: Legions, Runespell, Shadowgun and Sucker Punch.

The new game appears to be unrelated to another Unreal-powered action RPG for PS3 and Xbox 360 recently featured as art posted to a recruiting site, having been confirmed by Famitsu.

Square Enix has indicated it wants to flesh out is IP portfolio to ten profitable franchises, some of which will be brand new.




  1. Zana

    It must be noted that these job offers were on Square Enix’s recruitment website for a while. They were added to a new, external website because it seems they are urgent now.

    #1 3 years ago

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