Maxis Could Be Developing a Sandbox Game

The EA owned developer, Maxis, could be developing a sandbox game with similarities to games like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet.

The developer known for SimCity and The Sims is searching for a senior designer to head up a new triple-A RPG and crafting game.

A recent job listing by Maxis indicates that they are searching for someone who understands “the principles of game progression design, crafting trees, technology trees, character RPG-style leveling design and mathematical loot progression.”

Though little is known about this game, it seems likely that EA will “weave in” monetization and adopt a Free-to-Play MMO model.

No platforms were listed, but based on the job listing it seems likely that it will come to PC.

My Opinion:

If this is in fact a new IP from Maxis, then I will be very excited to hear more about this project.  However, the possibility of free-to-play aspects will most likely turn me away me away from playing the game when it releases.  Regardless, it is great to see a talented studio like Maxis branching out.

Jacob Dekker is a student filmmaker and is currently an Associate Writer for MONG.  You can follow him on Twitter and IGN.

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