Limbo and Inside-studio Playdead’s next game is a title in the open world “set in a distant corner of the universe”, job listings on the site have confirmed.
It was previously revealed that the upcoming game from Copenhagen, the Denmark-based company, will be a third-person sci-fi title.
“Our current project is a third-person, open-world science fiction adventure built for multiple platforms on Unreal Engine and published by Epic Games Publishing,” reads a job list for a technical director.
The title takes place in the “remote corner of the universe”, says a job advertisement for a game programmer.
Playdead currently employs 50 creative professionals in its Danish and Lithuanian development studios and is still looking to grow.
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Epic Games announced the formation of a separate publishing label in March 2020 with the news that they had signed projects from Playdead, Remedy (Control) and Gen Design (The Last Guardian).
“Gen Design, Remedy and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games,” said Hector Sanchez, head of Epic Games Publishing, at the time. “They want full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation for project funding and services.”
Playdead’s Arnt Jenson also said of the deal: “This is an art studio. We can maintain the integrity of the organization and all the games. ”
Both Limbo and Inside have previously been given away for free as part of Epic Game Store’s weekly free games campaign.