We missed this bit of news in the run up to Christmas but I think it’s still worth posting as it’s in regards to one of our favourite developers, Housemarque.
You may recall a while back they declared “arcade is dead” and then went on to release a beta of Stormdivers, their take on the Battle Royale game. It’s been revealed that’s not the only thing the team are working on.
“We started working on new, creative concepts to present to potential partners and eventually, we landed a great opportunity to start working on pre-production for a new, unannounced AAA IP last year,” said CEO Ilari Kuittinen in a blog post.
“We will always love arcade,” he added, “So perhaps arcade is not completely dead – the spirit is still alive at Housemarque – but as everything must evolve, it is changing, and we dare say that you will still see elements of our love for arcade in future titles.”
It sounds like Housemarque have teamed up with a publisher for this new AAA game, Sony would be the obvious pick but it could be anyone.