Blind Squirrel Video games, which is understood for co-developing AAA titles and dealing on remasters like The BioShock Assortment, has secured $5 million for its first ever internally developed IP. Known as Drifters, the free-to-play hero shooter was unveiled final week following a sequence of teasers that many thought had been hinting at both a Fallout remaster or the long-rumored Borderlands: Sport of the Yr Version.
Drifters is a fast-paced, arcade-inspired five-versus-five motion shooter. Gamers might be looting the galaxy as a part of a workforce of intergalactic raiders that work for a mysterious determine.
“Blind Squirrel went out to the writer market nearly two years in the past to attempt to discover a dedicated associate who would each fund and publish the sport,” CEO Brad Hendricks instructed Video games Trade. “We actually met with each writer. Every had their very own strengths of their publishing method, however nobody was keen to tackle the chance of working with a studio that had solely been engaged on ‘different’ individuals’s stuff.”
Fortunately, Blind Squirrel discovered buyers keen to fund its first in-house IP. Prior to now, the studio has co-developed quite a lot of video games together with Evolve, Mafia III, Prey, XCOM 2, and Insomniac-developed Microsoft unique, Sundown Overdrive.
“This [$5 million] is giving us the utmost freedom that we wanted as a studio to create and market the sport we needed to construct,” Hendricks added.
Drifters is in growth for the PlayStation four, Xbox One, and PC. It’s anticipated to launch within the fourth quarter of 2019 in a number of languages.
We’ll replace our readers when a launch date is introduced.
[Source: Games Industry]