New Major Sims Title In Development?!

Not one, but TWO new job postings have been discovered on the EA website. It is unclear exactly which project these job postings are meant for, but many are speculating based on the job duties/requirements that it is most likely sims related.

Disclaimer: Nothing has been confirmed by Electronic Arts. Any information in this article and/or in my news & info video is pure speculation.

Job Listing #1

Senior Concept Artist | Character

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Concept Artist to join a veteran team of developers working on an early-in-development AAA title at Maxis in our Redwood City location. This is an opportunity to help craft the initial vision for a new, innovative and immersive Maxis experience.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with the Art Director, Production and Creative Director to create a vision for the game as we develop its initial look
  • Create a wide variety of concepts including characters, fashion designs, pose sheets and props
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project’s art style
  • Translate high level ideas into production-ready art materials
  • Maintain a high level of quality art while providing a wide variety of ideas
  • Provide in-depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual ideas
  • Create skin, cloth, eye and hair shading studies
  • Create key art pieces
  • Create concept model proxies as well as produce work of ranging styles and detail levels

The experience you’ll bring:

  • 5+ years professional experience as a concept artist, matte painter and/or illustrator
  • Mastery in creating traditional and digital 2D art of all levels of finish: from thumbnails to detailed, key art paintings
  • Expertise in designing form, color, silhouette, composition and structure
  • A love of collaboration. You take initiative and will help lead a creative vision, understanding that creating amazing experiences is a team effort
  • A passion for creating new and ground-breaking experiences

To apply, we require:

  • A resume and online portfolio. Additionally, an art test may be requested during the interview process

Job Listing #2

Senior Concept Artist | Environment

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Concept Artist to join a veteran team of developers working on an early-in-development AAA title at Maxis in our Redwood City location. This is an opportunity to help craft the initial vision for a new, innovative and immersive Maxis experience.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with the Art Director, Production and Creative Director to create a vision for the game as we develop its initial look
  • Create a wide variety of concepts including vistas, structures, organic and hard surface props and vehicles
  • Design original concepts that fit within the project’s art style
  • Translate high level ideas into production-ready art materials
  • Maintain a high level of quality art while providing a wide variety of ideas
  • Provide in-depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual ideas
  • Create lighting schemes and color palettes that capture the tone of the world
  • Create environment mood paintings, lighting studies, color keys and scripts
  • Create concept model proxies as well as produce work of ranging styles and detail levels

The experience you’ll bring:

  • 5+ years professional experience as a concept artist, matte painter and/or illustrator
  • Mastery in creating traditional and digital 2D art of all levels of finish: from thumbnails to detailed, key art paintings
  • Expertise in designing form, color, silhouette, composition and structure
  • A love of collaboration. You take initiative and will help lead a creative vision, understanding that creating amazing experiences is a team effort
  • A passion for creating new and ground-breaking experiences

To apply, we require:

  • A resume and online portfolio. Additionally, an art test may be requested during the interview process

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