EA are at it again with the use of dynamic buzzwords to make even the simplest things sound complex. If the recently posted job listings are to be believed, EA Sports may be taking a more story driven approach with their upcoming “gripping” and “emotional” sports games.
Why EA Sports needs a “Narrative Designer” is anybodies guess, but the job listing reads, “The Narrative Designer will bring the player’s experience to explosive life in its story-telling mode, championing story to the team and ensuring that script, speech and story-telling devices are tuned to achieve a gripping emotional narrative experience.
“You will create characters that game players fully embrace and bond to, and will capture emotional experiences that drive the story forward through non-linear storytelling techniques.You’ll work closely with other designers and producers to create game worlds where story is core to the player experience and will drive an innovative story vision that is central to one of EA’s AAA titles.”
This is of course no official indication that the future sports titles under EA’s name will have a story driven narrative, but that’s certainly how it seems.