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24 Feb 2021

WB Games Working On A "AAA Free-To-Play" Title For Consoles

Warner Bros. Games San Diego is working on a AAA free-to-play game, according to new job listings.

As spotted by Twitter user @MauroNL3, the project is intended for "Gen-9 Consoles".

..and will utilize Amazon GameLift. Amazon GameLift is a managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. There is not a lot to go by on what type of game it is but the combat designer listing mentions..2/3

— MauroNL (@MauroNL3)

February 15, 2021

WB Games Working On A "AAA Free-To-Play" Title For Consoles

Those consoles in question are PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, and the game is powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 4 (thanks, PSU).

It'll also use GameLift, Amazon's tech that allows for "deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games."

One role, the Combat Designer position, notes "balanced abilities and move sets across multiple characters" – suggesting some form of hero shooter could be on the cards.

It could even be a potential MMO with DC characters, like the long-running DC Universe Online.

If you hadn't heard, free-to-play games are all the rage these days.

Between League of Legends, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Valorant and plenty more, it's fertile ground.

In fact, Ubisoft recently revealed it will be stepping away from AAA titles to focus on free-to-play titles.