Excitement surrounding Metroid Prime 4 continues to grow, as further evidence is found regarding its development. Last week we reported that Metroid Prime 4 is rumored to be in development by Bandai Namco Studios Singapore, with development moving over to their main headquarters in Tokyo, originally reported by Eurogamer. A LinkedIn profile of a Senior Online Programmer working for the company, states that he has been relocated to the Tokyo HQ from the Singapore studio, which appears to line up the Eurogamer report, if this individual is indeed working on Metroid Prime 4. Could this mean that the game will have some sort of online feature, like multiplayer?
Update: We at Shinesparkers checked out his profile on LinkedIn, and while we won’t name the individual, we can confirm that the experience he has are consistent with the position he is covering.
Many of the skills are strictly related to low latency data transmission over the Internet, which are highly regarded in the development of a multiplayer game communication protocol.
With so few official details known about the title, it isn’t much surprise that these kinds of rumours and speculation are coming to light. Only time will tell!