MachineGames Hiring Network Programmers, Multiplayer In Wolfenstein 3?
The developers of the of the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein 2, MachineGames, have now opened their vacancies for the Network Programmers which might indicate that the studio might be looking to introduce multiplayer in its next project, Wolfenstein 3 maybe?
Their first game from MachineGames was Wolfenstein: The New Order which launched in May 2014 and received many awards including “Game of the Year” & “Shooter of the Year” awards.
The recent title from the studio is Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus which released on 27 October 2017. Wolfenstein 2 sold at a very quick pace and that was when the developers decided to recruit Network Programmers to strengthen their team.
This actually means something that we might be able to see a multiplayer mode in this game with all the hiring going on.
Network Programmer’s main responsibilities will be to coordinate with the engineers to construct and re-define gaming systems and also see the online features (client-server networking optimization, integration with backend services and more). Also, work with designers, artists, and other personnel to solve discipline issues.
- University Degree in Computer Science and/or Mathematics or relevant experience
- Proficient in C++
- Development experience on game consoles
- Ability to contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Must work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks
- Passion for making great games
- Experience playing previous MachineGames games
While MachineGames didn’t reveal the project these Network Programmers will be working on but it seems that the studio might be looking to add a multiplayer component to next Wolfenstein. However, this is just speculation and we can only guess until MachineGames officially reveals its game.
This would be a different direction from the previous Wolfenstein titles as both didn’t feature any multiplayer component. According to Machine Games’ Tommy Tordsson Björk, including multiplayer to the game will only result in the diluting the storytelling.
What is your take on the situation? Is MachineGames working on a new title or planning to introduce a multiplayer component to Wolfenstein 3? Let us know in the comments.