Housemarque has issued a ‘2020 letter to fans’ on Discord celebrating its 25 years as a developer, detailing what it has accomplished in the past and what it hopes to in the future. One key detail to learn is the developer has put all other projects on hold – including their newest IP Stormdivers – while it works on delivering a previously unannounced AAA title.
“So now we are focused on delivering our most ambitious and biggest game to date, putting every other project on hold, including the development of Stormdivers”Ilari Kuittinen, CEO of Housemarque
Housemarque have been responsible for hit PlayStation titles Super Stardust HD, Resogun and Alienation in the past, and was working on a battle royale themed game named Stormdivers. Although the future isn’t clear for the projects Housemarque was working on before this announcement, one piece of good news is that the reveal of the new AAA title is imminent.
“So now we are focused on delivering our most ambitious and biggest game to date, putting every other project on hold, including the development of Stormdivers” Ilari Kuittinen, CEO of Housemarque said in the letter. “It is great that the whole company can come together to deliver this game, which will define the next evolution of Housemarque. We’ve never delivered anything at this scale before.”
Whether the game will be revealed at the upcoming Sony PS5 launch event in February is yet to be seen, but reading between the lines adds credence to the idea. “The time is drawing ever closer when our publishing partner will reveal what we are working on, with the launch coming after that” says Ilari. “This year will be full of exciting surprises, and we can’t wait to experience them with all of you!”
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