Visceral seeking multiplayer lead for 'bold new franchise'

Visceral is working on a "thrilling online action shooter" as part of a "bold new franchise which is a cornerstone" of the studio, according to an Electronic Arts job listing. The listing seeks a multiplayer lead, specifically someone with "architectural knowledge and experience making realistic world levels." That would seemingly preclude Dead Space 3 as a potential project, what with it being set in space and all. Then again, if rumors are true, EA may have a lot in store for the Dead Space franchise, so perhaps the ad is referring to realistic environments ... in space.

Beyond that, we can only assume Visceral will be tackling another epic poem. Beowulf X, anyone? Homer's Badass Road Trip? Only time will tell.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.