A few months ago we reported on two job listings that have surfaced on Maxis’ Careers Website. The catch – the listings were for a Maxis studio located in Austin, Texas. These two listings revealed that the new studio is set to work on a whole new franchise:
You will lead, foster and mentor an experienced team of developers working on a new IP, crafting the vision and leading the execution of a compelling, innovative and immersive experience. Your strong mix of creative and leadership experience in PC products, mobile titles and live service allows you to inspire the team, provide and communicate vision, drive innovation and create incredible experiences for our players.
Maxis’ home base is in Redwood Shores, San Francisco where they’re currently developing The Sims 4 and the next Sims game. However, according to the official job listings that have surfaced, Maxis now has a second studio located in Austin Texas where they’re working on a whole new IP / possible franchise!
The latest job listing has surfaced just a few days ago – making the name Maxis Texas the official name of the second Maxis studio.
Art Director | Maxis Texas
Maxis Texas, EA’s newest Maxis studio, is looking for a visionary Art Director to lead our art team in the creation of a new, unannounced title. We’re looking for candidates with a unique vision and the ability to promote that vision, providing stunning visuals at the highest levels of execution.
At Maxis we’re pushing the boundaries on every front, so you’ll get a chance to stretch beyond your comfort zone and learn while you contribute. Our team culture is collaborative and we expect everyone to think like game makers and approach development with a Player First perspective.
It’s still not known which new game is Maxis Texas working on, but considering that the whole nature of Maxis is to develop sandbox & simulation games (such as Spore, SimCity, The Sims) – we could be looking at another creative game coming in the future!