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Mrgrgr
(07-05-2013, 05:26 AM)
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This doesn't exactly sound like it's in the same vein as Gears of War.

This is for Epic North Carolina specifically.

Originally Posted by Epic Games

Overview:

Would you like to be responsible for designing the systems that will be integral to the success of one of our next great games? Work with a small team taking a new project from pre-production through release or jumping into a project already in development? Work with the tools and technology that are shaping the next generation of games? Or maybe be a part of creating something Epic? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions we would like to talk to you about joining our team, where everything we do is Epic.

Epic Games is looking for a Systems Designers to join one of two projects. One of the teams is working on an unannounced competitive online action game that includes player progression, heavy itemization, and a dynamic economy; the other is for Fortnite. In either of these roles you’ll be working on the biggest most important systems and will have a hand in designing everything from economics and itemization to balancing combat mechanics. You’ll be responsible for general design, balance, rules, interface, etc. and will play an integral role in defining the outcome of the project.
Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

Passion for game and systems design, and the desire to work with the biggest data sets possible
Experience and Passion for building and/or playing Shooters, MMO’s, RPG’s, or RTS games
Excellent math and analytical skills
Ability to work well within a team environment
5 plus years in a design role
Demonstrated experience with advancement, itemization and progression based systems
Experience developing best practices on building scalable and maintainable systems and be comfortable educating others as to their value
Experience with competitive multiplayer balance a plus

Source: https://jobs-epicgames.icims.com/jobs/1233/job
Robot Pants
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(07-05-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Sounds really far off.
thekonamicode
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(07-05-2013, 05:29 AM)
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$10 for Jazz Jackrabbit skin
pieatorium
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(07-05-2013, 05:30 AM)
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Unreal : level up and hat edition
Inorigo
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(07-05-2013, 05:31 AM)
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I'm shocked they're making something else. Fortnite is completely MIA.
shinobi602
(07-05-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Everything was online.jpg
JaseC
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(07-05-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by pieatorium

Unreal : level up and hat edition

Epic returning to Unreal is as likely as Valve returning to Half-Life. :p
davepoobond
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(07-05-2013, 05:33 AM)
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World of Gears
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(07-05-2013, 05:33 AM)
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(07-05-2013, 05:33 AM)
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sounds boring
Neuromancer
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(07-05-2013, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Everything was online.jpg

Yeah really
Nirolak
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(07-05-2013, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inorigo

I'm shocked they're making something else. Fortnite is completely MIA.

Well Fortnite is almost assuredly an f2p title so I imagine the bulk of their staff is on the other project which I assume is a retail console game.
Striek
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(07-05-2013, 05:34 AM)
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Sounds like a MOBA to me.
Phil4000
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(07-05-2013, 05:35 AM)
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Please be Unreal Tournament 4!!!
Nirolak
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(07-05-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Striek

Sounds like a MOBA to me.

The "dynamic economy" part seems a bit off for that unless it's notably more persistent.

Originally Posted by shinobi602

Everything was online.jpg

To be fair were you expecting Epic to make an offline game?
Lunchbox
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(07-05-2013, 05:37 AM)
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4 maps
20$ season pass for the other 2
60$ worth of weapon skins


"ill be back"

SneakyStephan
(07-05-2013, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by JaseC

Epic returning to Unreal is as likely as Valve returning to Half-Life. :p

HL3 UT4 confirmed.
Spring-Loaded
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(07-05-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Everything was online.jpg

Yeah way too many RTSs and MMOs coming out
Mupod
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(07-05-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phil4000

Please be Unreal Tournament 4!!!

oh god please no.

I mean I want a UT4 but not with grinding and levelups and equipment. I'm 100% perfectly fine with a halo reach/dota 2 kinda system, but I want level playing fields in my UT.
Quentyn
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(07-05-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Sounds like they just started development.
The Faceless Master
(07-05-2013, 05:44 AM)
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Unreal HatSide
SneakyStephan
(07-05-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mupod

oh god please no.

I mean I want a UT4 but not with grinding and levelups and equipment. I'm 100% perfectly fine with a halo reach/dota 2 kinda system, but I want level playing fields in my UT.

The horror haha.
Oh man I don't even want to think about what a modern quake or UT would look like
filling bars, I'm sure they'd shoehorn ADS in there , microtransactions, having to pay for map packs, no mod support, matchmaking lAQ>DFSSdH Arg it's making me rage just imagining it.
Last edited by SneakyStephan; 07-05-2013 at 05:54 AM.
Heart Attack
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(07-05-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Epic shit the fan after Bulletstorm. All of their games since then are filled with micro transactions.
Cameron122
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(07-05-2013, 06:00 AM)
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I was excited for the time it took me to read the first half of the title.
Unknown Soldier
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(07-05-2013, 06:09 AM)
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Gears of War: Clan Wars
KOHIPEET
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(07-05-2013, 07:36 AM)
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A new UT with built in TAM mode would be nice for sure, but it's unlikely.

Anyway I would welcome anything they make, as long as it is coming for ps4.
BlackJace
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(07-05-2013, 07:37 AM)
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Is Fortnite dead or something?
vogelkacke
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(07-05-2013, 07:37 AM)
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ive read stuff about a new ip for the xbox here on gaf
could be this one
Vico
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(07-05-2013, 07:39 AM)
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But what if I want a Samaritan solo campaign? :/
MTMBStudios
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(07-05-2013, 07:43 AM)
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progression systems and competitive don't go to together
iMax
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(07-05-2013, 12:28 PM)
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F2P UT? F2P UT.
shinra-bansho
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(07-05-2013, 12:32 PM)
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I'm assuming "itemization" and "dynamic economy" are euphemisms and jargon for microtransactions.
BHK3
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(07-05-2013, 12:32 PM)
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I swear to jazz jackrabbit if they touch my UT with this F2P tablet microtransaction hat bullshit...
ChorusLindarr
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(07-05-2013, 12:55 PM)
You would think that after all the money Epic makes through their Unreal Engine licensing business, they would be in such an enviable and favourable position that they would be much more inclined than most devs to branch out of the industry shooter staples and do something genuinely innovative and creative.

Epic is clearly in a position that very few developers find themselves. I just think its a bit of a travesty that don't seem to take any risks, and just seem to go along with all the major industry trends like micro-transactions at the like. I suppose they ARE a business, and like valve and Crytek, they have seen that other areas outside of making games are less risky and present greater potential rewards or investment returns. Its a bit of a shame really.

I really loved the original Unreal, as well as Unreal 2. Gears 1 was awesome too, but I didn't enjoy the sequels. That other thing they announced a fair way back, just seemed entirely uninteresting to someone like me.

I really hope that Epic can just show a little ambition, and leverage the benefits of their current position in the industry by taking more creative risks with the kinds of games they make.
StiLt
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(07-05-2013, 01:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Everything was online.jpg

yup -.- *really big sigh*
Morokh
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(07-05-2013, 02:30 PM)
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*dynamic ecomomy*

yeaaaaaah not even getting close to that game ... EVER !
RoboPlato
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(07-05-2013, 02:32 PM)
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Between this and Fortnite could Epic be going all F2P like CryTek is planning on doing?
sankt-Antonio
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(07-05-2013, 02:34 PM)
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The ideal candidate will have the following:

Passion for game and systems design, and the desire to work with the biggest data sets possible
Experience and Passion for building and/or playing Shooters, MMOs, RPGs, or RTS games
Excellent math and analytical skills
Ability to work well within a team environment
5 plus years in a design role
Demonstrated experience with advancement, itemization and progression based systems
Experience developing best practices on building scalable and maintainable systems and be comfortable educating others as to their value
Experience with competitive multiplayer balance a plus

How many people on earth would actually qualify as an ideal candidate?
smik
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(07-05-2013, 03:01 PM)
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Experience with competitive multiplayer balance a plus

GOWJ Thread?
shinobi602
(07-05-2013, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

To be fair were you expecting Epic to make an offline game?

The way it's described makes it sound like an online required game akin to Destiny or Titanfall or something to that effect, is what I mean.
Usobuko
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(07-05-2013, 03:05 PM)
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It will probably fail if it's a Moba but given Tencent own 40% or more of Epic, I doubt that's the case.
DeadRockstar
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(07-05-2013, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by SneakyStephan

The horror haha.
Oh man I don't even want to think about what a modern quake or UT would look like
filling bars, I'm sure they'd shoehorn ADS in there , microtransactions, having to pay for map packs, no mod support, matchmaking lAQ>DFSSdH Arg it's making me rage just imagining it.

100% this. Parts of me are twitching involuntarily. Don't let this be UT.
Orayn
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(07-05-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by MTMBStudios

progression systems and competitive don't go to together

Agreed, unless you limit unlocks to a more casual "career mode" in addition to offering competitive matches that are actually fair.
Ushae
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(07-05-2013, 03:25 PM)
I was wondering what these guys were upto, would have thought given their relationship with MS they would have another exclusive in the works.

Online, progressive shooter sounds more like an MMO version of Borderlands. Isn't Destiny doing this as well? Wow every game is 'connected' these days.
XenodudeX
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(07-05-2013, 03:26 PM)
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I'm gonna go ahead and assume it's a FPS since that's all what Epic and a lot of other devs seems to be capable of doing. :/
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Hindle
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(07-05-2013, 03:33 PM)
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I'm assuming this is what the Gears team are working on.
Forkball
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(07-05-2013, 03:34 PM)
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Aren't they making some F2P shooter for the Chinese market? Perhaps it could be referencing that since I don't think it was officially announced for NA?
Nocturno999
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(07-05-2013, 03:36 PM)
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UT4 please.
DeadRockstar
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(07-05-2013, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by XenodudeX

I'm gonna go ahead and assume it's a FPS since that's all what Epic and a lot of other devs seems to be capable of doing. :/

I'm not saying this won't be an FPS, but they put out a trilogy of games this generation that were third person.
Hindle
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(07-05-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by DeadRockstar

I'm not saying this won't be an FPS, but they put out a trilogy of games this generation that were third person.

I'm thinking it's along the lines of semi open world.

Edit. Think Deus Ex.

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