Moon Studios, The Creators Of Ori Series, Is Currently Working On A New Action RPG Which Could Transform The Genre

Moon Studios, The Creators Of Ori Series, Is Currently Working On A New Action RPG Which Could Transform The Genre
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Recently Ori and the Blind Forest launched on the Nintendo Switch platform as one of the most critically acclaimed platforms Metroidvania games unveiled in a long time. Also, the sequel, Ori, and the Will of the Wisps will hit Xbox One and PC on the 11th of March, 2020.

However, it even gets better; Moon Studio now has 80 developers working on their next project. This was revealed on the job offer posted on Gamasutra. Also, other details of the project were unveiled too.

As it stated on the job post, ‘Moon Studios—award-winning creators of the Ori series are scouting for Senior Game Designers. Concerning the requirements and based on the redefining of the Metroidvania genre with the Ori series, our current vision is to change the ARPG genre!’

Here are the requirements they want their designers to have:
• A Designer at the core: During gameplay, you would intuitively know how to improve upon weaker aspects of a title. You tend to analyze things that aren’t working, and you think about how it can fit in the bigger picture
• Experienced: this isn’t your first time working in this industry, because you understand the ropes. You’re also looking for a firm and no-bullshit studio where you can always voice your opinion and work with the best talent this industry has to offer!
• Passionate: you are also an avid gamer who has studied RPGs all through your gaming existence, and you still feel there’s more to it. You can’t get enough of titles like Zelda, Diablo, Dark Souls, and other games in this genre. On that note, you would love to participate in creating a new RPG that dares to go beyond the style that players are used to already.
• Can take-on new challenges: we are always on the move to raise standards here at Moon Studios. We’re not just looking for specialists in a specific field or genre; we want to see one who’s open to help where needed and a vast multi-talented creative as you are.

Also, Moon Studios CEO and Creative Director, Thomas Mahler, who frequents the ResetEra board, sharply posted a comment based on the job opening.

The post stressed, ‘redefining’ the Metroidvania genre, and it’s not far-fetched as such. He went on to say, ‘we innovated in a few areas, and the platforming in Ori is obviously on a new different level than what is usually perceived in other Metroidvanias. Then, concerning the Will of the Wisps, you’d be gobsmacked! ‘

Further down in the thread, RestEra user Dancrane 212 shared some screenshots of a prototype of an old Diablo-creation, hinting that it could have been used as a foundation for the new game. Still, Thomas Mahler said it would be far from that.

However, it is not known whether it will be a side-scroller, a third-person game, or a top-down game, but since it’s the makers of Ori, it’s something to look out for regardless.