As time goes on it’s natural for things to grow and change, and that speaks ever truly for the video game industry. Companies are often looking for new hires, or to replace place who have moved on from it. But from these job openings, we can sometimes glean intent of what the developer is truly looking for, and guess what it could mean for the future of the company. This is what has happened with Blizzard, who is looking for a Senior Game Producer for the Diablo series.
As you’ll see in the job listing, yes, they do specifically mention that this job is to join them on the Diablo team that’s in Irvine, California. So, what makes this job post so interesting? Well, as we noted, it’s about the intent we can guess from what they’re asking for.
For example, they note that the team is expanding. Why are they expanding? Diablo III (the latest in the series) has been out since 2012, and though new content is still being made for it, and PvP seasons are still being run. It doesn’t make sense that they would hire a high-level position like this for just simple add-ons. Which makes us wonder.
Could they be preparing for Diablo IV? Now, while there is no indication of a “new game” being made, there are some job requirements that note that the person applying should be willing to help teams reach their goal and keep others on track with schedules. While this tracks with virtually any content update, it just feels weird to have something so small (in context) be overseen by a major person in the company.
Are we reaching? Maybe. But there’s no doubt that fans have been asking for Diablo IV for a while. Especially since a large portion of the Diablo community aren’t happy with the third installment of the series. Let’s see how it plays out, shall we?