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Moon Studios is Making an ARPG After Ori & the Will of the Wisps

Mista

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Developer Moon Studios, the team behind Ori and the Blind Forest, will make an action-RPG following the completion of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, according to a new job listing posted over on Gamasutra.

The advert calls for a senior designer, whose job it will be to help Moon “revolutionize the ARPG genre.”

The prerequisite experience level noted in the advert gives us a small flavor for what sort of game Moon is intent on creating:
You’ve played and studied RPGs your whole life and you still can’t get enough of them. You have a love for all things Diablo, Zelda, Dark Souls and other games in the genre. You’d love the opportunity to work on an RPG that dares to innovate and go far beyond what the genre has offered players thus far.
 

Omeggos

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Cant wait for them to announce it next year and not launch it until 2023
 

CatLady

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Definitely interested to hear more. I loved Ori even though I hate platformers and suck at them. ARPGs OTOH are my favorite genre. A Moon Studios RPG would be amazing.
 

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If there's something I learned in all those years following gaming industry and all that is never underestimate anyone bro

Actually, there are plenty of people and studios you can underestimate. Peter Molyneux, for example.
 
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Hawks Eclipse

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I haven't played Ori but from what I've seen, Moon Studios is already very capable in terms of executing on artstyle and animation.

And while it might sound like hubris to say they want to "revolutionize ARPGs", I'd rather they attempt something new and bold instead of just making an ARPG that fits nicely into what most gamers have already experienced.

In short, more power to Moon Studios and I hope they can pull it off.
 

GHG

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If there's something I learned in all those years following gaming industry and all that is never underestimate anyone bro

I've also learnt that these companies are happy to hype themselves to levels they can't live up to.

Don't tell me, show me.
 
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nikolino840

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I think Moon studios can create a good rpg like darkest dungeon and vambrace more than an action rpg
 

Whitecrow

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Great news.
I don't like how much precision platformy ori is, but and action rpg is right up my alley.
They nailed the art and atmosphere, but when most of the time i dont ***** know where ori is, all becomes useless T_T
 

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They nailed the art and atmosphere, but when most of the time i dont ***** know where ori is, all becomes useless T_T
I'm just the worst with precision platform games, i have no problem with the game itself tbh.
Maybe the combat was shallow as hell but it was not the foucus of the game.
 
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Good. Certainly better than 2D platform we, hopefully pc focused with open world and extensive mod support. My favorite genre.
 

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I've also learnt that these companies are happy to hype themselves to levels they can't live up to.

Don't tell me, show me.
You know its just a job posting. Moon Studios is not some secret society that they have to hire in secret with personal interviews.
 

CatLady

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I'm just the worst with precision platform games, i have no problem with the game itself tbh.
Maybe the combat was shallow as hell but it was not the foucus of the game.

I'm sorry, but I'm sure I'm worse than you - no one could be as bad as me. That's why I'm so excited they will be making an RPG. I don't suck at those and I love everything about Moon Studios except platforming.
 

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Ori is the best metroidvania I've ever played. I have no doubt their next game will be fantastic. This studio is elite talent.

damn i gave that title to Hollow Knight myself. Maybe I should check this out.
 

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Oh? I thought they were owned by MS.

Nah. They're independent. They've just worked closely with Microsoft lately. It's not surprising that people think that. I thought for sure when Microsoft was announcing acquisitions that Moon Studios would be one of them.
 
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VAL0R

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damn i gave that title to Hollow Knight myself. Maybe I should check this out.
I was just playing Hollow Knight last night (I haven't finished yet) and said to my oldest, "people LOVE this game, but it's nowhere near as good as Ori to me."
 

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Nah. They're independent. They've just worked closely with Microsoft lately. It's not surprising that people think that. I thought for sure when Microsoft was announcing acquisitions that Moon Studios would be one of them.
Yeah, Moon is independent but they have a very close partnership with MS and CEO Thomas Mahler said MS is good to them. Moon is odd in that they are literally spread all over the world. They all essentially work from home I guess. They only hire the cream of the crop in the gaming industry "smartest person in the room" types. The Ori IP is owned by MS. Thomas Mahler from Moon said he'd love to do a Banjo reboot.
 

GHG

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While I do agree, technically they're not telling you, they're asking a senior game designer to help them show you. This is a job posting after all, rather than a fluff piece interview with a "journalist".
You know its just a job posting. Moon Studios is not some secret society that they have to hire in secret with personal interviews.

Job adverts are called job adverts for a reason. They're always made to sound more exciting and exotic than they actually are. That's how you attract the top people to apply.
 
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I'm sorry, but I'm sure I'm worse than you - no one could be as bad as me. That's why I'm so excited they will be making an RPG. I don't suck at those and I love everything about Moon Studios except platforming.
cats are more agile than wolves tho 😆
 
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I was just playing Hollow Knight last night (I haven't finished yet) and said to my oldest, "people LOVE this game, but it's nowhere near as good as Ori to me."


Ori was amazing, but I found Hollow Knight to be the better Metroidvania, that game really was on another level for me.
Moon has proven their chops quite well, I'll purchase whatever they put out if they keep that Ori level quality and shine.
 

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Isn't Mahler ex-Blizzard?
I trust these lot to have a decent crack at achieving what they say...."aim high" right?
 

nikolino840

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And that's what I get for only reading what the journalists say. :messenger_tears_of_joy:
Yeah but i don't know... maybe Is a standard form ... Exclusive or not depend on the Money Who publish the game not for the people Who work on the project