Paul Rustchynsky has confirmed himself to be a grasp of the racing style, designing or directing video games equivalent to MotorStorm, Driveclub, and the underrated Onrush, however it appears his profession is taking a little bit of a left flip. Rustchynsky not too long ago joined Avalanche Studios Group as head of their new Liverpool studio, and on Twitter, he promised to disclose their first challenge this yr. And no, it gained’t be a racer regardless of his priors.
To set some expectations, I am not engaged on a racing recreation.
So sorry, no DRIVECLUB sequel, MotorStorm successor or ONRUSH offshoot.
That is one thing very completely different to something I’ve labored on earlier than. https://t.co/uHvZ6DHkI3
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) January 2, 2022
Attention-grabbing! The preliminary announcement of Avalanche Liverpool appeared to trace it might be a help studio, however I suppose that’s now not the case. Right here’s what Avalanche had to say about the then-new studio back in early 2020…
Avalanche Studios Group introduced immediately that it’ll open a brand new location in Liverpool, United Kingdom. A core group of 5 builders begins in June, whereas the recruitment for a further 20 positions begins instantly. Inside the subsequent two years, the placement is anticipated to develop to over 50.
Liverpool would be the firm’s fourth location following Stockholm, New York Metropolis and Malmö. It’ll initially collaborate with the opposite areas on the event of present and future IPs from Expansive Worlds, a inventive division of Avalanche Studios Group.
As simply talked about, Avalanche is now a multi-pronged operation with quite a few studios all over the world and a number of tasks within the works. The one one we at present find out about is Contraband, an open-world co-op recreation being developed solely for Microsoft.
What do you suppose Avalanche Liverpool may need within the works? What sort of recreation would you wish to see them make?