[Updated] Blizzard Hiring Game Director For Unannounced Diablo Project
[UPDATE] Blizzard has confirmed that the current game director on the Diablo series, Josh Mosqueira, is leaving Blizzard.
“With Diablo III in a good place at this point, Josh felt that now was a good time to pursue other opportunities with minimal impact to the team,” Blizzard wrote to Polygon in an e-mail. “We’ll be filling the director role either from within Blizzard or externally”, Blizzard wrote to Polygon.
Mosqueira joined Blizzard in 2011 to replace Blizzard’s former game director, Jay Wilson.
[ORIGINAL STORY] Several job vacancies for an unannounced Diablo project have been listed on Blizzard’s career page for some time now, but the page was just updated with a job position for a Game Director.
Picked up by website Blizzpro, the new vacancy for a game director might very well suggest that Blizzard is in fact creating a complete new Diablo game. Of course there is also the possibility that Blizzard is looking for a new game director for an upcoming new Diablo 3 expansion – just like they did with Reaper of Souls expansion from 2014.
Only time will tell whether Blizzard is working on Diablo IV, instead of a new Diablo 3 expansion. Check out the job listing down below:
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a game director with outstanding communications skills, proven experience in creative direction, strong ability in system design, and a stellar track record of shipping AAA games to lead the Diablo series into the future.
Be the vision holder for the franchise, setting the creative goals for the team.
Direct game design while successfully partnering with the production director to deliver and maintain an epic gaming experience.
Discuss games with the player community via press announcements, forum posts, interviews, and public appearances.
Maintain an awareness of global player behavior and customs to ensure that design decisions are relevant for international regions.
Coach and guide creative team members toward achieving their career goals.
Establish and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, and foster a culture of success.
Knowledgeable and passionate about Diablo games
A minimum of 5 years’ directing video game development
Shipped multiple AAA products as a game director or creative director
Outstanding communications and relationship-building skills
Recognized ability to guide and inspire large development teams
Able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with all development disciplines: programming, art, design, sound, and production
Exhibited ability to coach and mentor employees at all levels of an organization
Great sense for what makes a game fun to play
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Experience developing online games, action games, and / or role-playing games
International game experience
Higher educational degree
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.
As said, the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo 3 was released back in 2014, which became an amazing success with more than 2.7 million copies being sold in its first week.
“With Reaper of Souls, we wanted to emphasize all the things that Diablo gamers have always loved about the series, from the dark gothic setting to the piles and piles of epic loot,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment back in April of 2014. “We’re excited to see that players are enjoying the changes we’ve made to the game, and we look forward to achieving our Paragon levels alongside everyone else in the weeks and months ahead.”
What do you think? Is Blizzard creating Diablo IV? Leave a comment down below.