A new job listing spotted at Bungie confirms the developer is still working on its unannounced esports multiplayer game.
Bungie’s unannounced and untitled esports multiplayer game has been in development for some time.
Responsibilities include rapidly prototyping new gameplay ideas and player mechanics in engine and working with other teams to make in-game cause and effect clear to players.
Bungie estimates the position will last for nine months, which may indicate the game could launch sometime next year.
News of the team working on a project outside of Destiny 2 first surfaced in 2018, when the developer signed a $100million (£70million) deal to work on a new game with Chinese publisher NetEase.
Considering rumours point towards the game being an esports title, which is a big market in China, it’s likely that development began shortly after that deal.
Bungie announced its deal with NetEase in June 2018. The developer then filed the patent for Matter in October of that same year.
A line in the job description that reads “make in-game cause and effect clear to players” along the colourful Matter logo above, could indicate that colour might play an important role during gameplay.
Bungie’s unannounced Matter title could even play similarly to Nintendo’s Splatoon, which uses colourful ink as a core mechanic of its gameplay.
This isn’t the first time a job posting for the game has appeared online. Bungie advertised a position for Incubation Multiplayer Systems Designer last month for the game-in-progress.
In other gaming news, Respawn Entertainment has released a new patch that will punish players in Apex Legends who leave Arena matches early.
Earlier this month, a brand new 3v3 deathmatch mode, called Arenas, was added to the online battle royale game, however, since its launch, there have been issues with players leaving games.