Back in February of this year — you remember the “go-outside” days, right? — we learned that CCP Games was retiring its would-be F2P shooter Project Nova, at least in name. It would have a successor that “would be evolving the scope of Nova beyond our previous plans for early access,” but we’ve heard very little about that potential successor.

Today, a job listing seemed to confirm one very important point that game. The CCP Careers Twitter account linked to a listing at the team’s London office for a contracted balancing designer. That position calls for someone who has a “breadth of competencies including missions, progression, itemization, crafting, NPE/NPJ, and monetization.”

The specifics include the usual requirements, including “economy modelling and the free-to-play business model.” We didn’t have outright confirmation that Project Nova’s follow-up would be F2P, but this seems to put that question to rest. Whether we’ll actually get a chance to play it — this is CCP’s fourth attempt at a free-to-play shooter, following Dust 514, Project Legion, and Project Nova — is another matter entirely.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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