After Returnal was launched, Housemarque mentioned they had been hoping to have the ability to create “bigger types of experiences” so they’d now not be often known as the Resogun studio, and it looks as if Sony helps them to do this. In a brand new interview, the developer has revealed that Sony’s acquisition of Housemarque has given them “a runway to go even wilder” on their subsequent sport.
How Sony helps Housemarque to “go even wilder”
Housemarque has already mentioned their subsequent sport might be a brand new IP as they’re shifting away from the Returnal franchise for now. Senior Narrative Designer Eevi Korhonen defined to VGC how Returnal created an concept of what a Housemarque narrative can be like, however now they’re seeking to discover past that. Thanks to “all that financial backing and stability” from Sony, the developer now has “a runway to go even wilder” with that narrative. Sony was additionally extraordinarily accommodating through the creation of Returnal. Korhonen defined how Housemarque by no means “faced too much pressure” from Sony through the sport’s improvement regardless of it being the studio’s first try at a AAA sport.
While the following sport relies upon a completely new IP, this doesn’t imply the group is leaving Returnal behind utterly. Korhonen had already defined how a few of Returnal’s “ideas and narrative systems” obtained left on the slicing room ground because the group struggled to suit all of their concepts into the sport. Now she is “super excited to pick up those pieces and see how those fit our new IP story”. And as soon as this sport is completed, Returnal 2 could also be an possibility for the long run.
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