Wolfenstein 3 or Indiana Jones game may be monetized via live services

MachineGames is hiring a monetization designer who will help build a new game from the ground up with live economies in mind.

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Published Sun, Oct 31 2021 10:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Nov 26 2021 6:46 AM CST

MachineGames' next game may have monetized live services similar to those found in Wolfenstein Youngblood.

Wolfenstein 3 or Indiana Jones game may be monetized via live services 332 | TweakTown.com

It looks like MachineGames is doubling-down on monetization (likely at the behest of Bethesda and its new parent company, Microsoft, who is known for live services). The developer is currently hiring a Monetization and Live Designer who will help establish in-game economies for a new project. The listing says the designer will work with teams to help build a new game from the ground up, meaning the project is being made with monetization in mind.

MachineGames is looking for an analytical Monetization designer. In this role you will become part of a cross-functional team, building a game from the drawing board through launch. You'll be working closely with artists, designers, and engineers, both locally as well as overseas.

  • Develop and manage the economy/monetization components to meet player expectations and creative directions
  • Coordinating closely with production and other departments to define KPIs and help meet projects goals
  • Design game features that monetize and re-engage players in a consumer-friendly way
  • Monitor game KPIs, mostly related to revenues and identify monetization opportunities
  • Drive initiatives for healthy and acceptable monetization in our game
  • Support the monetization team in driving regular updates to the in-game store
  • Work with analytics team to review the success of current systems and initiatives as well as propose new solutions

Right now we only know about two MachineGames projects: a mainline Wolfenstein 3 sequel and the ambitious new Indiana Jones game. We don't know which one of these games the job listing could be referring to but it's more likely to be Wolfenstein 3 (it could also be another project altogether).

MachineGames has expressed interest in making more online co-op driven games.

Back in October 2020, gameplay director Fredrik Ljungdahl and production director John Jennings said the team wants to make more games like Wolfenstein Youngblood.

"We love co-op games, so it was a great experience to bring co-op to the Wolfenstein universe with Youngblood," Ljungdahl said. "We learned a lot on Youngblood, and it would be fun to apply some of that knowledge to future games,"

Jennings said Youngblood was basically a test run and whatever they do next will build off of lessons learned from the game:

"Our first foray into multiplayer with Youngblood helped us learn a lot from both a gameplay and from a technical perspective. Understanding that doing the technical learning at the same time as doing the gameplay learning may be too much of a challenge is possibly one of our biggest takeaways, and it's one we won't need to go through a second time in multiplayer development."

Whatever MachineGames is working on, expect it to see it day one on Xbox Game Pass.

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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