- Ninja Theory is reportedly hiring for a new IP.
- A job posting for a senior developer suggests this.
- Ninja Theory is currently working on Hellblade II and Project Mara.
It is possible that Ninja Theory is expanding the number of projects it is working on. This job posting for a senior environment artist suggests that the company could be working on a brand-new IP.
However, this job posting could also be referring to Project Mara, although unlikely as it was announced in 2020 and major environmental design work may be wrapping up by now. The job posting also asks for candidates that have experience working with procedural generation.
This would suggest some aspect of Helllades new game would have procedural generation. Procedural generation uses algorithms to randomly generate content such as landscapes, items, quests, etc. Games such as Minecraft and No Man’s Sky feature procedurally generated worlds.
From what we have seen in gameplay of Hellblade II, Ninja Theory is no stranger to creating hyper-realistic worlds. Mixing the cinema-like quality with randomly generated level design would seem like a challenge that Ninja Theory is up for.
We do not know much about Ninja Theory’s future plans as they tend to keep a tight lip on their projects. With Hellblade II having been announced in 2019, development may be wrapping up and we would expect a release either sometime at the end of this year or next year.
Project Mara could release a few years from now. Modern-day video game development cycles can take 5+ years, and if this job posting is referencing an unannounced IP, we may not see it for some time. Hellblade II is yet to have a release date, and it would not look right for the studio to have 3 announced titles at the same time with some being years out.
Ninja Theory is well known for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and the Devil May Cry series. The Xbox-owned studio is undoubtedly busy working on new projects like Hellblade II, a sequel to Senua’s Saga, and Project Mara utilizing Unreal Engine 5.
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