Returnal developer Housemarque confirms it's engaged on a brand new IP

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Housemarque, the developer behind the PlayStation 5 unique Returnal, is formally engaged on a brand new IP VentureBeat experiences. The Finnish studio revealed the data throughout a post-award interview through the DICE Awards in Las Vegas final week.

With Sony’s latest acquisition of Bungie, the business is theorizing that the corporate is working extra to cowl its bases within the multiplayer and dwell service market. With Housemarque being a studio that creates single-player experiences, the leaders on the studio don’t appear too nervous about shedding the artistic freedom that it presently has.

As a response concerning the subject within the DICE Awards winners room, Housemarque Managing Director Ilari Kuitttinen mentioned “Well, the jury is still out there. We’re one of the very last dinosaurs making arcade games. Nex Machina, a few years ago, was very much a shoot-’em-up game in the style of the coin-ops from the ‘80s. That’s sort of a clue. But it’s interesting. We’ve been thinking about that. We had our stint working on multiplayer games, because a few years back it seemed like you needed to have some kind of multiplayer experience. We tried that, and we really didn’t do it as well. But it’s early days with us starting a new game, a new IP, concepting it out. We’ll see what comes with that.”

In the previous, Housemarque is thought for making conventional arcade gameplay titles together with Resogun and Nex Machina each of which had been PlayStation console exclusives main as much as their acquisition final yr.