Bulletstorm developers People Can Fly have announced a major expansion to their studio so they can work on a new AAA game which is planned for release on next-generation consoles, streaming platforms, and PCs.Their New York studio will be expanding considerably and they also plan to open a new studio in Montreal.
“Last year we announced the opening of our New York studio and revealed Outriders for the first time,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO at People Can Fly. “Today we have surpassed 250 staff and are excited to announce the next chapter in the development of our company. Our intention from the beginning has been to expand People Can Fly into a multi-project studio and continue to build a global presence for our brand. With the launch of the next-generation consoles later this year, we are incredibly excited about the future of People Can Fly and the games industry as a whole.”
The new project is said to be totally original, and given that the studios are hiring for at least 18 months I don’t think we will be seeing it for a good few years.
People Can Fly’s current project, Outriders, is being published by Square Enix and is due out on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in Holiday 2020.
We previewed the game back in May and Stephan said:
It would be easy to dismiss Outriders out of hand, but to do so would be to overlook the ways it stands out from its fellow looter shooters. The greater emphasis on the RPG side of the game, with character builds that are more than just what you happen to be wearing and holding in your hands, and just having a self-contained story all sounds rather appealing to me. Throw in People Can Fly’s game-making history, and Outriders is definitely a game to keep an eye on for later this year.