For some time, Sony and developer Supermassive Games had a somewhat productive partnership, with the latter creating the cult-favorite Until Dawn and varied experimental titles like Hidden Agency and The Impatient for PlayStation. Unfortunately, the connection appeared to bitter for some purpose, with Supermassive moving on to supply initiatives like The Dark Pictures Anthology and The Quarry for different publishers. Well, it looks as if not less than a few of the people who made Until Dawn successful are as soon as once more working with PlayStation.
While no massive official announcement has been made, ResetEra consumer Toumari took discover of a brand new studio named Ballistic Moon, which was co-founded by former Supermassive senior programmer Chris Lamb. Several different Supermassive vets, together with inventive director Neil McEwan and movement seize director Joshua Archer, are additionally on board. According to Ballistic Moon’s Twitter feed and web site, they’re engaged on a significant Unreal Engine 5 venture for a “big AAA publisher.”
Who would possibly this writer be? Well, apparently, a movement seize actor let slip they’re engaged on one thing known as “Project Bates” below director Joshua Archer for Ballistic Moon and Sony Interactive Entertainment. So, it appears not less than a few of the Supermassive band are getting again collectively to do one thing with Sony.
As for what sort of game it could be, varied Ballistic Moon job adverts declare the venture will function “emotive” performances, and pictures of motion-capture classes similar to those completed for previous Supermassive video games have already been posted…
A snippet from Nicole’s unbelievable efficiency: this #mocap was particularly designed to seize Nicole’s facial information to make use of for our #game character. We wished an emotive efficiency, and she or he delivered! Outstanding work, Nicole!✨✨#gamestudio #ue5 #motioncapture #gamedev pic.twitter.com/6kuGmpROBg
— Ballistic Moon (@ballistic_moon) August 9, 2022
Ballistic Moon has additionally retweeted the trailer for Halloween Ends with the hashtag #inspiration, and Project Bates certain looks as if it might be an on-the-nose reference to Psycho. So sure, take this all with a grain of salt for now, however clues level to Ballistic Moon engaged on a cinematic, performance-heavy horror title of the sort Supermassive focuses on. Perhaps one thing for the upcoming PSVR2?
What do you assume? What do you assume Ballistic Moon could be cooking up? Are you curious about no matter it occurs to be?