Looks like EA Canada at the helm of the effort
After the rather disappointing sales of Need for Speed: The Run, rumors are circulating that the same team that worked on that title at EA Canada is working on a new “action combat and multiplayer game.” Details are thin, but it is described as “completely new IP.”
The EA Canada studio in Burnaby, Canada is looking for a Lead Game Play Designer as well a number of other positions. The job descriptions don’t really indicate if the title will be for the current generation of consoles or the next generation of consoles; but at this stage in the game, it would be pretty late to roll out new IP for this generation of consoles.
The EA Canada studio is home to Black Box, as well as EA Sports Canada, best known for the NHL Hockey titles. Black Box has been involved in the Need for Speed titles and EA’s Skate titles prior to that. We will have to see what develops, but don’t expect to hear anything about it at E3, as this project is simply too new for the publisher to announce.