The Sims studio Maxis hiring creative director for 'live service' game based on new IP

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Maxis, the EA-owned developer of The Sims series, is hiring a creative director for a new IP. We don't know much about what the studio has planned, but it's looking for a developer with experience "designing a game with a long-term live service", and with a track record on both PC and mobile.

The new hire will take the lead on future projects for Maxis's Austin, Texas team, and should "understand how user-generated content and experiences are shaping products in the market", according to the job advert.

The advert is the first real mention of a Maxis office in Austin, TX, where EA has an existing base. The Sims series is developed by a team based in Redwood Shores, California, where EA is headquartered.

The job advert further mentions that applicants are expected to have "experience designing, launching, monitoring and evolving a live service title", and says that experience working with "licensing partners" is a plus, which suggests the new IP could well be a licensed game.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.