This IP is “extremely close to our hearts,” according to a job ad for a producer position at Weta Workshop Interactive, which is intriguing to consider. Weta is well recognised for its work on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, so that franchise would appear to be a good fit. Nothing is definite at this time, although Weta has worked on a number of other massive properties in the past, including The Hobbit, Avatar, King Kong, and Wonder Woman.
Weta, the effects and props studio behind The Lord of the Rings, has announced that its gaming section is working on a new game based on a “big worldwide IP.”
The new game at Weta Interactive is being made for PC and console, the job ad says. The description also suggests that the project is only just getting off the ground. “Get in on the ground of this exciting next phase here in the Interactive team at Weta Workshop!” it says.
Weta’s gaming division, which is based in Wellington, New Zealand, was founded in 2012. The producer job is the one and only position that is currently open at the studio.
On Facebook, Weta said of the new game that it is based on an “incredibly rich and inspiring license that will fill fans and players around the world with delight.”
Some of the games that Weta Interactive has worked on to date include Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders for Magic Leap and the multiplayer VR game Combonauts.
Weta Digital was recently sold to game engine company Unity for $1.6 billion. Unity and Weta are working together to create a metaverse.