It’s not surprising that Blizzard would be working on a new Warcraft game. However, a new job opening within the company has drawn attention for linking a new project based on the brand to mobile platforms. The position Blizzard would be looking to fill is a talented FX artist that helps them “create exciting visual effects for an unannounced project for mobile.”
Following that summary, the job description goes on explaining that the candidate would have to create visual effects that keep a common aesthetic within the entire app, as the effects would appear in combat, interface and a variety of other features.
But the most interesting part is the requirements section, where apart from listing the regular needs for this kind of job such as experience with design tools such as Photoshop, Maya, or working with the Unity engine, they specifically asks for “passion for creating imagery synonymous with the Warcraft IP.”
Of course, this would not be the first time that Blizzard works with mobile platforms. In fact, the success of the Warcraft spin-off Hearthstone would have been the deciding factor for the company to expands its business on iOS and Android. And while Hearthstone features gameplay focused on collectible cards, the mention of combats in this job listing has made people suspect that the title would have a much closer resemblance with the mainline Warcraft games.
If you would like to apply for the position of FX Artist, you can send your application here.