Blizzard has been in the news quite a bit lately, between sexual harassment lawsuits, investors suing the company, walkouts, and, more recently, Microsoft buying the company for nearly $70 billion. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly wanted to have greater control over shaping the narrative around the company, and while his bid to purchase a major media outlet failed, Blizzard opted for an announcement of a different kind: a brand-new IP.
The announcement is more of a job recruitment pitch and is accompanied by 11 open positions, ranging from software engineer to senior character artist.
"Blizzard is embarking on our next quest," the announcement reads. "We are going on a journey to a whole new universe, home to a brand-new survival game for PC and console."
Blizzard Announces New Survival IP Amidst Ongoing Controversy
It continues: "A place full of heroes we have yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be lived. A vast realm of possibility, waiting to be explored."
Which admittedly says rather little about what to expect other than that it's a video game. The job recruitment image below has an image of a human wearing wolf armor and the caption "Unannounced Survival Game."
"Do you like survival games?" the post reads. "Do you want to join a collaborative team of experienced developers at the early stage of a new project in a new world...and help write the next chapter in Blizzard's story?"
Elsewhere in Activision Blizzard, the Raven Software QA team ended its lengthy strike as a "sign of good faith" in the hopes that the company will recognize their new union.