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Dead Space dev may be making a MOBA

A series of job listings seems to indicate that Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, is setting its sights on the MOBA genre.

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Visceral Games is likely setting its sights on whatever is to come after Dead Space 3, and it may be a pretty big departure from the studio's recent history. According to various hiring hints, the studio seems to be looking into a MOBA.

IGN reports that several job listings all point in a very specific direction. One for a Global Community Manager asks for an "unhealthy passion for MOBA games." It's also seeking a Game Designer with experience on MOBAs and action RTS games, plus a knowledge of competitive gaming. Finally, a Lead Multiplayer Map Designer listing calls for knowledge of multiplayer gaming and the action/shooter genre. The studio is also seeking a Concept Artist on contract for a PC action title.

The project seems to be a MOBA with shooter elements, and true to the genre it could go free-to-play. If so, it would seem likely to hit EA's "Play4Free" line of games, which includes entries from the Battlefield and Command & Conquer series.

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    October 10, 2012 3:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Dead Space dev may be making a MOBA.

    A series of job listings seems to indicate that Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, is setting its sights on the MOBA genre.

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      October 10, 2012 3:17 PM

      and a MOBA is...?

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      October 10, 2012 4:03 PM

      Ugh, no more MOBAs. We're covered.

      We're making a MOBA is the new we're makign a MMO.

      At least a tanking MOBA won't sink a company

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        October 10, 2012 10:05 PM

        I thought making a F2P/P2W is the new making an MMO.

        But yeah you're totally right. The Dota-clone field is flooded right now, and it's one of the least "clone-worthy" game types, in that people aren't dying to play a Dota-clone in some new slightly different setting. Gamers will just flock to the best balanced, best-playing incarnation. (My bet's on Dota2.) Unless someone is going to be able to bring something truly transformative to the formula, I don't think it will work.

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      October 11, 2012 12:29 AM

      Either they converted or canceled the other game they were developing then

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        October 11, 2012 12:44 AM

        It makes sense because EA is usually a few years behind the curve- they see money in that space with LoL/DOTA 2 and want to move in.