The Life is Strange franchise’s reigns are now firmly in the hands of Deck Nine, the studio that put out last year’s Life is Strange: True Colors, and before that, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Given the critical and commercial success that publisher Square Enix enjoys on the back of the series, one would assume that the future holds more instalments- one of which, in fact, might already be in the works.
As spotted by Veryaligaming, a couple of recent job listings published by Deck Nine (that have since been taken down) seemed to strongly suggest that the studio has started working on the next Life is Strange game.
A listing for the Lead Designer position mentioned that Deck Nine was ramping up recruitment for the development of “an unannounced AAA single-player adventure game”, while elsewhere in the listing, the project is also referred to as the studio’s “next narrative adventure title”.
There was also mention of “non-linear narrative systems and structure”, which fits very well with what you’d expect from a Life is Strange game. Interestingly, the job ad also suggested that the game is being built for PC and current-gen consoles using Unreal Engine. In an ad for the Senior Animator position, meanwhile, Deck Nine described the title as a “AAA single player adventure game”.
Deck Nine is currently also working with Telltale Games, with the two co-developing the upcoming The Expanse: A Telltale Series.