New G.I. Joe Game in Developer at Wizards of the Coast

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New G.I. Joe Game in Developer at Wizards of the Coast

September 27, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

A new G.I. Joe game is in development over at Wizards of the Coast, promising to provide players with a " AAA, 3rd Person Action/Adventure game" in the coming years.

G.I. Joe is such an old franchise that your grandpa could have conceivably owned some of the earliest toys as a kid. Naturally, it's no stranger to the gaming world; last year saw the release of the multiplayer shooter G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout. The franchise has a presence in the tabletop world, too; last year, Renegade announced that it was making a G.I. Joe tabletop game. Now, we've learned that a new video game based on the franchise is in development.

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What We Know About WOTC's New G.I. Joe Game

Details on the new G.I. Joe game are buried within a number of new job listings over at Wizards of the Coast. From what we know so far, it looks like this could be a pretty interesting game. Here's what one of the job listings details as reported by PC Gamer:

 
 

"We are building a new development team with outstanding talent to create our first multi-platform, Action-Adventure video game set in the GI JOE Universe!" read a portion of the Lead Game Designer job listing. The listing describes this upcoming release as a "AAA, 3rd Person Action/Adventure game."

Unfortunately, the job listing for a Lead Game Designer indicates that the new G.I. Joe game may be pretty early in production, and that's not all: it's also looking for a Technical Director, an Art Director, and a Lead Animator. Those are pretty key positions to fill, and the existence of these job listings suggests that it likely doesn't have a full dev team just yet.

That means we might have to wait a few years before we can play this new G.I. Joe game. Let's just hope Hasbro doesn't bump up the price as it did with Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.

Would you want to play a new G.I. Joe game? What kind of gameplay do you think is best suited to this franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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