A group of former CD Projekt Red developers are working on a new online action that will bring players to feudal Japan. This week, Dark Passenger co-founders Jakub Ben and Marcin Michalski announced the creation of their studio and made a call for talent in a series of tweets spotted by . Ben and Michalski were part of the art team that worked on The Witcher 3 and later went on to contract work at Cyberpunk 2077.
Dark Passenger’s first game doesn’t have a name yet, but the studio’s website gives some details about the project. Ben and Michalski say they want to create an online multiplayer game with support for both competitive and cooperative play. They describe a title that sounds like it will borrow elements from games like Fall of the Titans and absolute. “Our locomotion system enables players to deliver incredible performances” [feats] such as running on arrows fired by other players, climbing quickly on vertical surfaces using shuko claws, or [a] yari spear like a pole to jump over obstacles,” the studio said. “Enchanting [in] close-range combat requires as much agility as tactics and close collaboration with teammates.”
The news of the founding comes after former CDPR director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz announced at the beginning of the year that he was . He said his team would release his first project sometime in 2025, a dark fantasy role-playing game built in Unreal Engine 5. After directing the critically acclaimed and contribute to Cyberpunk 2077Tomaszkiewicz left CDPR in May 2021 . Before his departure, it turned out that working on cyberpunk involved for many of its developers.
As PC gamer points out, Dark Passenger’s career page alludes to some of the criticism of CDPR. “We create an environment without prejudice based on tolerance, support and understanding. We treat individual needs as seriously as group expectations,” the page reads. “We provide all amenities, private medical care and paid overtime. With an emphasis on work-life balance, we offer flexible working hours and holidays.” As for when to expect the studio’s first game, Dark Passenger hasn’t shared a release date.
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