Arkane Lyon, the developers behind Dishonored 2 and Deathloop, along with Arkane Austin, the team behind Prey, are hiring programmers for the next unannounced AAA titles, according to their official job listing pages at ZeniMax’s website.
Originally announced at E3 2019, Deathloop is the next story-driven first-person game coming from Arkane Lyon, the team behind both entries of Dishonored. While Deathloop was supposed to be a launch title for PS5, the developers decided to push it back to 2021 in order to have enough time for polishing the game and delivering it in the best shape possible. That being said, it seems the studio has already started working on the next project: they are hiring in some positions including Tools Programmer, Lead UI/UX, and Engine Programmer, to join their team on developing a “new unannounced game.”
On the other hand, Arkane Austin is also doing the same thing by hiring a Technical Engineer for their “next AAA title.” The studio has been tight-lipped about its next project since the time they delivered Prey back in 2017. Unfortunately, none of the job listings share anything interesting about the upcoming titles. However, a sequel to Prey from Arkane Austin and probably the third installment for Dishonored series from Arkane Lyon would make a great line-up for Xbox Series X|S and PC in the future.
With ZeniMax joining Microsoft’s Xbox, all the developing studios’ of Bethesda will be parts of Xbox Game Studios, meaning they will likely receive more resources and a higher budget for their next ambitious projects.
Despite joining Microsoft, Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop will still be a PS5 timed-exclusive, but it will come directly to Xbox Game Pass as soon as the exclusivity deal with Sony expires. The same goes for Shinji Mikami’s Ghostwire: Tokyo as well.
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