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Old 05-28-2006, 03:40 AM   #1
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Irrational Hiring for the Next Big Thing

Looks like Irrational is not only working on BioShock, the spiritual successor to System Shock 2. Check the info posted on their website last Friday:

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We’re hiring!

Off the back of winning game of the show at E3, we’re looking for lots of talented people to join us in Australia. We’re working on the sequel to one of the best loved PC franchises of all time. I think gamers are going to go nuts when they find out. So, why not come and talk to us about being part of it? Click here

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Deus Ex? System Shock? Ultima? Ultima Underworld?
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Speculate!
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Mechwarrior?
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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People say it's Max Payne 3
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:37 AM   #4
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Crusader??????????????
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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What's Crusader?

Max Payne, hmmph save it for Remedy to come back on that. MP2 has me filled up for the moment.

Please be Deus Ex 3.
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:46 AM   #6
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Most beloved franchises? That's not Max Payne. Good series, but c'mon.

I don't even want to speculate. Because when I find out I know I'll be disappointed.
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:47 AM   #7
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:47 AM   #8
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I'm guessing something having to do with the Ultima franchise. Calling Max Payne "one of the best loved PC franchises of all time" would be a bit of a stretch.
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:51 AM   #9
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But Max Payne is 2K Properties. Irrational has been another studio of 2K. Ultima is EA.

But MP doesn't need sequel yet. I wanna see Alan Wake first.
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:51 AM   #10
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What's Crusader?

Max Payne, hmmph save it for Remedy to come back on that. MP2 has me filled up for the moment.

Please be Deus Ex 3.
Crusader was a franchise from Origin System, the two titles were Crusader: No Remorse and Crusader: No Regret. My high school friends that worked on the title are mentioned in this Wikipedia article describing the game. I think Eric told me that the subtitles were from the Metallica song, No Remorse No Regret.

So if it's Crusader, I'll buy it in a minute.
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:56 AM   #11
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See this? This is my god damn dream, I'm even Australian and you know what? I haven't got a single fucking skill with art or coding or sound or anything. Can't draw, I'm too mentally unstable for coding... I need to become a sound guy.

All I have right now is a working knowledge of how games should work and an uncanny knack for breaking things, damn you world for not being enough.

Ok that's enough self pity, going over what they want, it's a first person sci-fi game, so Deus Ex is a strong possibility. The word "console" is thrown around way too much and they're pretty much hiring the entire development team on the spot, I wouldn't get too excited just yet.
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It's not System Shock, unless they got the rights back from EA, or they've entered into a publishing agreement with EA on the game. *prays*
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:27 AM   #14
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I would be happy as a puppy if it was System Shock 3, but for me it doesn't make sense since they hype BioShock as "the spiritual successor" of System Shock. Deus Ex 3 would be just as nice. Didn't play Crusader back in the day, but I remember I really wanted to . Never cared for Ultima so I hope it's something else.
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:31 AM   #15
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I would be happy as a puppy if it was System Shock 3, but for me it doesn't make sense since they hype BioShock as "the spiritual successor" of System Shock. Deus Ex 3 would be just as nice. Didn't play Crusader back in the day, but I remember I really wanted to . Never cared for Ultima so I hope it's something else.

SINNER!!!

If its ultima, and done right, my mind would be blown.

Ditto for System Shock.

I would also be happy to see it be Mechwarrior, but with Microsoft owning Fasa rights, thats doubtful.


... my call is system shock.
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A new Crusader game would be mindblowing. They would have to keep the 3/4 perspective though, that's what made it.

How about Thief 4?
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I recently applied for a QA job there.

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Crusader was too claustrophobic for me to play it.
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Crusader was too claustrophobic for me to play it.
Shows you how great the immersion is if you get claustrophobic playing a game where the hero is wearing an armor suit.

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Old 05-28-2006, 08:44 AM   #20
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Let's break it down:

System Shock 3 - Fucking yes, but it can't be SS cause they are making BioShock.

Ultima X - Fucking yes, that's my guess.

Deus Ex 2 - see System Shock.

Max Payne 3 - probably that's it. Kinda bummer (not that Max Payne isn't a *great* franchise).

Thief IV - please, please, please be it. Slim chances, though.

X-Com 5 - fucking yes, imagine a tactical X-Com shooter running on SWAT IV or UE3 engine.
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