A new sci-fi game is on the way, and it’s coming from some AAA developers with experience across the industry. Wushu Studios is made up of former developers from Evolution Studios and Deep Silver, and they’re already teasing their first project.
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Studio lead Alan McDermott served as audio director on MotorStorm and Driveclub. He led indie studio Secret Sorcery on the 2016 VR god game Tethered, and Wushu represents a new vision for the company. Design director Nigel Kershaw was game director for MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. Studio art director Stuart Trevor had served as lead artist and creative lead at Evolution Studios.
Wushu Studios currently have a team of 11 and are expanding, having already begun work on what will be their debut title. It will be a new IP “with a tantalizing and unexpected take on the science fiction genre.” Prototyping began in September 2017 in Unreal Engine. McDermott heads off the obvious speculation given the studio’s pedigree, saying “it’s absolutely not a racing game!”
McDermott tells Eurogamer that the studio is currently self-funding development of the prototype, and will be bringing it to GDC in order to seek potential partners.
Former senior BioWare concept artist Alex Figini is also contributing to the project. If you’re connected in gaming social media, you might also recognize their marketing and PR lead, Nate Najda, as Twitter and ResetEra’s Shinobi, so you know they’re legit.
Expect more details on Wushu and their new project in the weeks and months to come.