Blizzard Entertainment, the well-known gaming company is hiring for an undisclosed game it hasn’t announced yet. We all love Blizzard for the awesome games they made or are still making, games like Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone or the upcoming game Overwatch, but this time, Blizzard is hiring someone who understands the Diablo franchise. In other words they are probably working on the new expansion for Diablo 3 because of the huge success they had with this franchise.
“Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of the most epic games in the world, is seeking an exceptionally skilled and passionate art director to help develop Blizzard’s next hit game!”
“A passion for games with a deep understanding of the Diablo franchise”
Maybe, they are not trying to make a new expansion, just a new game in the same style. The only fact we know is that they are looking for a skilled art director for their new hit game, if it was an expansion there wouldn’t be such a fuss about it. So maybe we can expect a new game from Blizzard, although a Diablo expansion also sounds great.
Before you get your hopes up high, Blizzard’s requirements for this particular job are very strict:
- Blizzard wants a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director and 10 years’ experience in crafting video game art.
- The employee has to have the ability of managing large art staff of varying skills including strong illustration and/or concept art skills and specialties.
- They are looking for a person with incredible communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate artists and collaborate well with other developers in a team environment.
- A solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques and fundamental art principles is needed, alongside proof of proficiency with 2D and 3D applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Maya, Painter, 3DS Max etc.