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What Irrational Games Australia is working on

Posted by souri on Wed, 31/05/06 - 4:41 AM

From Irrational Game's latest job posting... quote: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?

Anyone wanna make a guess at the sequel they're working on?

Submitted by Scrow on Wed, 31/05/06 - 6:31 AM Permalink

one of the best loved PC franchises of all time? hmmm, hard to say...

what genre of games is Irrational Aus. most known for?

Submitted by Makk on Wed, 31/05/06 - 10:53 PM Permalink

System Shock 3?

Or was that a different developer?

Submitted by Kane on Thu, 01/06/06 - 1:37 AM Permalink

Hmm... interesting.

I can't even begin to guess because I don't know what games Irrational made. [:p]

Submitted by Nomads on Thu, 01/06/06 - 4:52 AM Permalink

System shock 3 will be the one don't think its fallout the is talk the lisence is going to Bethesda

Submitted by souri on Thu, 01/06/06 - 5:13 AM Permalink

Irrational Games is owned by Take Two and the System Shock ip belongs to Electronic Arts. I think? it was mentioned somewhere that EA were working on a System Shock 3. In any case, EA renewed the System Shock 3 trademark a while ago, so they aren't letting go of it.

There's some chatter that it might be Max Payne 3 (which Take Two owns the ip of), but there are some hints in the Irrational jobs descriptions like:

Design Director with "understanding of and desire to create first-person shooter gameplay"
Special Effects Artist,Visual Effects Coder, with working knowledge of Unreal 3 editor (would many people have experience with the U3 editor yet? [:o])
Environment & General Concept Artist - "Mech and Tech concepting ability ? weapons, vehicles, technology etc."

So what is a best loved PC franchise of all time that would meet those details?

Submitted by Caroo on Thu, 01/06/06 - 5:53 AM Permalink

A 3D tactical homage version of X-com .... i can dream...

Submitted by Nomads on Thu, 01/06/06 - 9:59 AM Permalink

yay for dreaming X-com rocked

man its getting so hard to keep track of who owns who these days it seems like every day someone else goes down (poor ratbag)

Submitted by Brain on Fri, 02/06/06 - 12:03 AM Permalink

BioShock is being worked on by them, which is the 'spiritual sucessor' to System Shock 2, and since that's already been announced, SS3 wouldn't be it.

No other idea what it could be though. @:-)

Submitted by CynicalFan on Fri, 02/06/06 - 3:36 AM Permalink

I'm fairly certain that Irrational Canberra are not working on Bioshock. Irrational Boston are working on Bioshock. I think this has been made clear in the press, perhaps not by local press or Irrational Canberra, but made clear regardless.

You could probably find this out easily enough - I'm to lazy to do so but rather prefer to trust the few good sources that have told me so.

Submitted by Brain on Fri, 02/06/06 - 4:13 AM Permalink

Either way, Irrational wouldn't be working on SS3. You knew what I meant @:-)

Submitted by poppin fresh on Thu, 15/06/06 - 8:24 AM Permalink

Bioshock is most definitely being worked on by Irrational's Boston studio.

As for Irrational Canberra well it must be SCORCHED EARTH NEXT GEN, or monkey island.

Submitted by J I Styles on Thu, 15/06/06 - 8:30 AM Permalink

Just to clarify, Canberra studio does have staff working on Bioshock, and deserve credit there.

Submitted by Killa Dee on Thu, 15/06/06 - 7:35 PM Permalink

I have my fingers crossed for T4. (lol at me) :D