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Spec Ops: The Line developer recruiting for next-gen free-to-play project

Wednesday, 4th December 2013 02:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager is seeking new staff to work on a free-to-play, next-gen title, presumably its long-awaited new project.

A series of positions advertised on Yager’s website make mention of the triple-A project.

Individual postings mention vehicle combat, weapons, free-to-play, next-gen, action, the latest version of Unreal Engine and multiplayer.

Yager licensed Unreal Engine 4 earlier this year, mentioning a next-gen triple-A project in the works. The unknown title was first teased in August 2012 but a promised reveal is yet to materialise.

Spec Ops: The Line went down quite well with critics and has passionate fans, but failed to sell strongly enough to secure a sequel.

Thanks, CVG.

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  1. NinjaMidget

    I would have loved to have seen Spec Ops selling a lot more, but a sequel might have spoiled the singular achievement that was Spec Ops The Line. Free to play title sounds a bit dodgy, but I’ll trust they can deliver the goods for a great experience!

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Llewelyn_MT

    Stop this nonsense. There is last gen and there is current gen. There is no “next gen”. Not for long.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Glad there is no sequel for it. That wouldn’t make much sense. You can only pull off a game like Spec Ops The Line once. Which is something the Bioshock devs don’t seem to understand. Everybody is expecting a twist now. There is no real surprise anymore.

    Still, it’s sad to see that this game didn’t sell as well as it should have. I think the demo was the biggest mistake they could’ve made. People played the demo and thought they’ve seen it all.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. absolutezero

    I would have loved them take the same idea that gestated into Spec Ops and aim it at a different genre.

    Like a horror game for instance.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. YoungZer0

    @4: That could’ve worked too. Though I think games like Amnesia already did that good.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Gekidami

    There were some really awesome scenes in Spec ops, but the game gets way too much praise. The gameplay was slow, awkward and repetitive, and no matter how you want to look at it, it was still about one guy gunning down a ridiculous amount of faceless GI Joes. As far as the plot goes it was cool, i liked the twist and there were some great ideas, but overall the plot holes and stuff that just didnt make sense are too present.

    And now they’re making a F2P game, so the only thing we should be taking into account from their previous game was their gameplay, which was pretty terrible. I still remember the pain of trying to run away from a grenade *shudder*.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. The_Red

    This is rather tragic. If anything, these people should be funded and allowed to make a story based, singleplayer game. What they did with Spec Ops’ story was nothing short of a miracle for a military shooter game.

    #7 8 months ago