A new job listing tied to the upcoming “Wonder Woman” video game has led to concerns the title will contain a live service element.

WCCFtech (via EuroGamer) spotted the job listing which is seeking a Lead Software Engineer for Monolith Productions, with the job specifically citing that it involves working on the “Wonder Woman” game first teased back in 2021 (with nothing since).

The job requirements are what’s expected, but one of the ‘nice to have’ qualities in the listing says applicants who have “experience helping maintain a live software product or game” may have an edge.

This doesn’t confirm the game will have a live service component, but it follows in the wake of comments made a week ago by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav who says his company was going all in on live service games based on their biggest IP.

The plan is to generate live service games out of billion-dollar franchises like “Harry Potter,” “Game of Thrones,” DC and “Mortal Kombat” in an effort to “generate greater post-purchase revenue”. Zaslav says:

“Our focus is on transforming our biggest franchises from largely console and PC based with three-four year release schedules to include more always on gameplay through live services, multi-platform and free-to-play extensions with the goal to have more players spending more time on more platforms.”

That decision may backfire on them soon with Rocksteady Games’ “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” which was subjected to a massive negative backlash this year when its live-service and co-op elements were revealed.

New videos this week for the game have de-emphasised (but not removed) the live service elements, and at the same time hyped up the new game’s connection narratively to their acclaimed “Batman Arkham” single-player titles.

Judging by the reactions online to the videos though, players aren’t forgetting the live service elements are there. That title will be released in February.

Source: EuroGamer

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