Techland is finest identified for its Dying Light and Dead Island franchises, however it looks like its subsequent game will likely be heading in a totally completely different course. The developer is at the moment hiring for dozens of positions in a Techland workforce engaged on an “unannounced AAA open-world action-RPG in a fantasy setting“.

A new AAA open-world fantasy action-RPG

Techland Unannounced Fantasy RPG

Little is known about the unannounced “AAA open-world action-RPG in a fantasy setting” from Techland aside from the solo idea artwork picture that exhibits a lone robed determine gazing at historic overgrown ruins sitting amidst a fork in a fast-flowing river. Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka defined how we’ll see extra concerning the game “when the time is right”:

We’re very pleased with what we’ve got completed with the Dying Light franchise to this point. Moreover, our journey with Dying Light 2 Stay Human has solely simply begun as we plan to assist this game for a minimum of 5 years, with its scope and measurement matching, if not exceeding, what we’ve got supplied our group with throughout post-launch assist for its predecessor. At the identical time, our ambition is to introduce a model new IP that’s vastly completely different from what we’ve got been doing for the previous a number of years. We need to create a totally next-gen expertise. A brand new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world, fueled by the abilities and expertise we’ve got gained as a workforce through the years, infused with new concepts, ardour, and creativity. While we can not share extra particulars about this venture now, we’re all really invested in it and looking out ahead to displaying it to avid gamers when the time is true.

The workforce creating the game options many ex-CD Projekt Red builders, comparable to Narrative Director Karolina Stachyra who wrote the Bloody Baron questline in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, in addition to engaged on The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Arkadiusz Borowik would be the game’s Narrative Lead and has additionally labored on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Other notable workforce members embody Open World Director Bartosz Ochman (Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3), Lead Animator Kevin Quaid (Horizon Zero Dawn), Lead Game Designer David McClure (Deathloop), and Creative Director Mario Maltezos (Mad Max, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). Those wanting to affix the workforce can take a look at the open positions.

In different information, Bloober Team has refused to comment on the Silent Hill 2 rumors however is hoping to disclose extra about their present tasks pretty quickly. Elsewhere, three new PS5 console cowl colours are due to be released next month.