Dauntless Developer Working On New Multiplayer Shooter IP
Dauntless | Source: PlayStation
Dauntless was released by Phoenix Labs in 2019, with over 10 million players across all platforms back in May 2019. For a while, it continued to experience an increase in the number of concurrent players. However, these numbers started to decrease significantly over time, but it seems like Phoenix Labs already has an unannounced new multiplayer shooter IP in development and it seems promising.
Earlier today, we came across a recent job listing on the Phoenix Labs website for the Lead Marketing Manager position at the company’s Vancouver, British Columbia studio in Canada, the description for which reads, “Phoenix Labs is seeking a highly capable Lead Marketing Manager to join our marketing team to shape and establish an exciting new IP in the shooter space.” Based on this, it’s clear that the unannounced new IP is of the shooter genre. However, it’s uncertain whether it’s a first-person shooter or a third-person one.
Furthermore, one of the responsibilities for the candidate mentions a contribution “to the strategic development of a live ops plan in close partnership with the development team,” which suggests that the unannounced new IP will be a multiplayer one.
One of the requirements for the job listing is “mobile, console and PC publishing experience,” which means that the unannounced new IP from Phoenix Labs will be available across all three platforms, like Dauntless. Another one of the requirements for the job listing states an “experience with F2P business model and monetization strategies.” So, like Dauntless, this unannounced new IP will also be free-to-play.
However, this isn’t all. It seems like Phoenix Labs is also focused on the competitive aspect of this unannounced new multiplayer shooter IP, as one of the preferences for the job listing is “experience with eSports tournaments and communities.”
With the success of Dauntless upon release, it would make sense for Phoenix Labs to be developing another multiplayer IP, and this one’s a shooter one. As of now, these are the details we have on this unannounced project. However, we expect the company to come out with more information regarding this new IP soon because it seems like a rather promising one.
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