Publishers who want to keep their unannounced projects under wraps until they can unveil them at glittering press events, where journalists are plied with booze and tasty morsels still have some work to do to keep their next big thing out of the limelight. The reason for this is the regular stream of online résumés where individuals are only too happy to tell us what they’re working on, and even the publisher’s own job listings.
A potential sequel to 2010’s PlayStation 3 exclusive ModNation Racers is the latest title to have an unwanted light shone on it, as long-time Internet super sleuth superannuation has pointed out a couple of job postings at United Front Games, which when cross-checked with a Linked-in profile indicate a potential sequel is in the offing.
The job postings show that United Front want to add to their team with a track designer and an engine programmer for the completion of a AAA PS3 game, whilst Lucas Granito, a graphics artist, has said he’s currently working on an unannounced PS3 project having previously worked with United Front on MNR.
If I was a gambling man I’d be re-mortgaging my house and placing a bet on ModNation Racers 2 being in production and a release this year, I’m not a gambler though, so have hedged my bets and posted this as a rumour… for now.