LucasArts hiring for first-person shooter

LucasArts is hiring a senior animator and senior engineer for a future generation FPS.

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LucasArts is making a next-gen first-person shooter, according to recent job openings. The company is hiring for a senior core engineer and a senior animator, but details beyond those are sparse. It seems unrelated to Star Wars 1313, a third-person shooter that LucasArts debuted at E3.

The two listings (via CVG) both mention an unspecified FPS title, but only the engineer position drops word of "future generation console and PC hardware." The name LucasArts tends to read as related to Star Wars, but word could also be an original project. Far Cry vet Clint Hocking was working on something at LucasArts before leaving.

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    July 11, 2012 3:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, LucasArts hiring for first-person shooter.

    LucasArts is hiring a senior animator and senior engineer for a future generation FPS.

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      July 11, 2012 3:31 PM

      A new Dark Forces hopefully

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      July 11, 2012 3:31 PM

      Day1 on-disc DLC: The Force

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      July 11, 2012 3:35 PM

      Battlefront 3?

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      July 11, 2012 3:40 PM

      Only to be let go before the project is shipped.

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        July 11, 2012 4:04 PM

        ^^^ this, unfortunately.

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        July 11, 2012 4:12 PM

        You're assuming the product will ship at all.

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        July 11, 2012 9:10 PM

        I try not to talk about other companies, but I have no idea how they can get Sr. talent when they've gone through a hiring and firing schedule yearly for about a decade. I have yet to meet a programmer or artist who is currently working at LA for 2+ years.

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      July 11, 2012 3:40 PM

      Republic Commando 2 please

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      July 11, 2012 3:44 PM

      crossing my fingers for a gritty monkey island multiplayer fps

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      July 11, 2012 4:11 PM

      Grim FPSdango

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      July 11, 2012 4:48 PM

      Is this the project that Clint Hocking ran away from a week or two ago?

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      July 11, 2012 4:51 PM

      It will probably be a terrible disappointment whatever it turns into.

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      July 11, 2012 5:06 PM

      Outlaws.

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      July 11, 2012 7:29 PM

      TIE Fighter is a first-person shooter, right? Right?

      /shoots self

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      July 11, 2012 7:29 PM

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      July 11, 2012 8:07 PM

      Been waiting for another Star Wars FPS for ages! Would love a dark gritty Star Wars FPS game :D

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      July 11, 2012 8:33 PM

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      July 11, 2012 8:52 PM

      kinect on rails fps with chef jar jar cooking mini games. Mesa say you wanna spaghetti, buurrrrrrrreee!

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      July 11, 2012 9:18 PM

      Maybe it's a First-Person-Simulator. Hear me out on this - you live the life of a gravedigger and your job requires you to bury copies of Star Wars: Force Commander in the desert for eight real-time hours each day.

      And if you do a good enough job, George shows you his rights to Grim Fandango and then pisses in your cereal the next morning.

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      July 12, 2012 12:41 AM

      Another Dark Forces / Jedi Knight would be cool, but after the prequels I just don't feel the same magic in this universe now. It was so good being Kyle Katarn, learning about The Force, killing stormtroopers assisted by John Williams' music (playing on my Gravis Ultrasound!). Now it all feels flat and somewhat broken to me, the SW world lost its gravity and consistency.

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      July 12, 2012 12:51 AM

      Let us pray this is being driven by Clint Hocking!

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      July 12, 2012 1:44 AM

      I honestly thought LucasArts was shut down a couple years ago. So this is confusing.

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        July 12, 2012 2:49 AM

        In 2008 they apparently fired most of the in-house game dev staff and decided they were going to do most of their development via outsourcing from then on. If this actually lasted at all is debatable, given that lucasarts is known for doing business-plan 180s at the drop of a management hat.

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      July 12, 2012 3:10 AM

      lol lucasarts
      I can't believe you people still expect something good to come out of this company

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        July 12, 2012 7:26 AM

        I agree. But I can't laugh about it because it such a shame.

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      July 12, 2012 3:46 AM

      Wait and see...

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