A post on Reddit shared the announcement that Housemarque was working on a new project that is taking up the resources and time of the “whole team”. On it’s site, Housemarque CEO, Ilari Kuittinen, shared what the team was doing in 2020, while keeping the mysterious new project under wraps for now. He did have this to say about it:
“We are working on our biggest and most ambitious title yet and have amazing support from our yet-to-be announced partner. Our team of almost 80 people is comprised of talented, smart and hard working individuals from all around the world, and it has been invigorating and inspiring to see how this game concept has turned into reality as more and more ideas have formed the basis of a truly incredible product. Despite not knowing if we would even get past the initial stages of pre-production, we have now spent almost three years working on this game, and now we are in full scale production and super excited to reveal more in the coming months.”
As part of this new push, the company has placed another of its projects on “indefinite hiatus”. The third-person shooter Stormdivers was originally projected to be released by now. Since all of the team is committed to the new project, it may be shelved and reappear in a few years or never. It was probably a tough choice, but good on ya’, Housemarque.
The last big announcement was that the developer would celebrate its 25th anniversary this summer. So many other devs have risen and fallen in that time. It’s certainly something to celebrate, and we wish them all the best.
With a reveal coming in a few months, will they be releasing a game on current-gen, or are they putting all hands on deck to be one of the first games on the new consoles? They have worked and released games on Sony consoles for a while, so it’s a good bet we’ll be playing or seeing this one soon. We may even have a chanced to view it when we take our roadtrip to E3 later this summer.