1.) The jobs say they're for "next-generation experiences" and engines, and one mentions that the new game is in development is for "for both current and next gen platforms".
2.) Both jobs are about adding multiplayer to the engine, so maybe we won't need to have the community patch in multiplayer this time.
It's worth noting that this follows Tabata (Final Fantasy XV) saying BD2's new IP is for next generation consoles.
Job 2: http://avalanchestudios.com/careers/7837/ (It's basically the same thing, so here's the abbreviated version.)
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR- MULTIPLAYER
Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to lead the development of our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine.
As the Technical Director for multiplayer you will take ownership of the architecture and implementation of multiplayer in the Avalanche Apex engine. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the most complex and rewarding challenges in game development today; Open worlds, sandbox gameplay and highly destructible multiplayer environments.
As with most multiplayer development, a keen sense of fun gameplay and that 6th sense for what gives the perfect "feeling" are both key aspects for this role.
This is a rare opportunity for the candidate who wants to play an instrumental and leading role in a small team developing next-generation multiplayer experience.
If you are a person who likes being challenged and stimulated in an ambitious and talented environment this position will suit you perfectly. Avalanche Studios is developing for both current and next gen platforms.
Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to join a small team developing our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine.
Avalanche Studios is developing for both current and next gen platforms.
A strong passion for multiplayer and open world games