Monolith Soft, the development studio behind the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise, has been incredibly busy in terms of recruitment just lately. Back in May this year, the studio began actively and urgently recruiting for "experienced staff in action game development", and the team had reportedly grown in size just a few months later in August.

Now, the company is hiring once again, this time searching for a surprisingly high number of new staff members to work on a new RPG project. The roles are all for Monolith Soft’s 1st Production development department - the team which developed Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

According to Gematsu, the studio is currently searching for a wide variety of personnel including "programmers (graphics programmers, character control programmers, and AI programmers), planners (level designers), technical artists (modeling TA, animation TA, and effects TA), designers (map modelers, in-game animators, character modelers, character designers for the artwork staff, and script event creators)". If that wasn't quite enough, a search is also on for management and support staff - including production assistants and event production management - all to work with the team on this new RPG.

So what is this RPG? Could a brand new Xenoblade Chronicles be in the works now that Torna - The Golden Country is out in the wild? Or is this something entirely new, with a new batch of employees being brought in to bring something fresh to the studio? Whatever it is, it's certainly an exciting time for fans of the developer.

You can check out the recruitment website here if you're interested but, before you go, why not let us know what you hope to see from Monolith Soft in the comments down below?

[source gematsu.com, via monolithsoft.co.jp]