Weta, the Peter Jackson-founded company best known for its visual effects work for Lord of the Rings, announced through a job advertisement that its gaming division is working on a new video game based on a “major global IP” is working.
A post advertisement for the position on The Weta Facebook page states that a successful candidate will be involved in helping the team create “cutting-edge games,” including the studio’s next release based on “an incredibly rich and inspiring license that fans and gamers all over the world have Will fill the world with joy “.
According to the job posting Weta Workshop website, the company is looking for a game maker to deliver Weta’s next PC and console project based on a “large worldwide IP in close proximity” [their] Hearts. ”
While this could suggest that the game may have ties to the Lord of the Rings franchise, as Weta is best known for its visual effects on Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, the post makes no further connections. With the studio also working on a number of other large projects, including King Kong, Wonder Woman, Avatar, and more recently Marvel’s Shang-Chi, there’s definitely enough ambiguity to leave questions about the project.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Screenshots
Weta first launched its gaming division in 2012. Since then, the studio has worked on a number of games, including the multiplayer VR game Combonauts. Earlier this month, game engine developer Unity announced its intention to purchase Weta for an estimated $ 1.62 billion, with plans to integrate the company’s technology and assets with Unity’s cloud platform for everyone to use can use.
While it’s currently unclear whether Weta’s upcoming game will be based on the Lord of the Rings franchise, Middle-earth fans are still ready to get a healthy dose of (non-trilogy-related) in-game content through Daedalic’s Lord of the Rings: Gollum . Earlier this year, it was announced that the studio had partnered with Nacon to bring the game out – though that was also accompanied by another announcement that the game had been postponed until 2022.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.