A "Fun, Deep and Accessible Combat Experience"
Rock Band and Guitar Hero creator Harmonix may be branching out into new territory, at least according to a job wanted ad for a "combat designer" to work on "a project that is unlike anything Harmonix has ever done before."
The Gamasutra job listing seeks "a Combat Designer to create real-time, single-player combat experiences for a brand new IP on next-generation hardware. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute creatively to the studio and work on a project that is unlike anything Harmonix has ever done before."
The candidate needs to be able to "advocate for a fun, deep and accessible combat experience," and adept in the "creation of robust combat AI systems for minor and major combat encounters."
If accurate, this strongly suggests that Harmonix are developing a radical departure from their usual rhythm game repertoire - and one that will release on next-gen consoles.