Harmonix Hiring For Combat Based Next Gen Project

Harmonix, who you will probably know best for their work on Rock Band, appears to be branching out. There’s a job advert, over on Gamasutra, that says they’ve got spaces for “exceptional artists, designers, coders & more” but the job in question is specifically advertising for a Combat Designer.

So it seems like Harmonix is planning to diversify on their usual music-based output. Specifically, they’re looking for someone “to create real-time, single-player combat experiences for a brand new IP on next-generation hardware.” That all sounds pretty exciting, given the studio’s history for creating hits. The advert goes on to say that this project “is unlike anything Harmonix has ever done before.”


They’re looking for at least two year’s experience at real time combat design so we can assume that they’re also departing from their timing, rhythm based gameplay. They also specifically mention a preference for having worked on consoles.

Must be a Wii U project, right? I mean, Microsoft and Sony definitely don’t have any new consoles on the way…

Source: Gamasutra


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  1. Rock Band: Warriors of Rock*, where the Battle of the Bands gets physical!
    Use your flame-throwing guitars and other on-stage pyrotechnics to really ‘riff-up’ the opposition and ‘fend(er) off’ fans of rival bands as they attempt to storm your stage.

    Set list includes:
    Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
    Street Fighting Man – Rolling Stones
    Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
    Fight For Your Right To Party – Beastie Boys
    I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
    Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
    Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting – Elton John
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
    …and many more.

    *Title may be changed for legal reasons.

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