Aardman Animations, the UK-based studio behind Wallace and Gromit, seems to be making huge strikes in the direction of growing their new recreation, following their 2020 deal with Bandai Namco to create a brand new IP. As spotted by TechRadar, several new job listings on the corporate’s web site have given us a bit perception into what the sport will probably be.
“We’re engaged on an unbelievable, brand-new IP with a significant writer,” says the job description for Level and Narrative Designer. The description additionally mentions that they’ve a working prototype that they may use to tell the sport as an entire, and that the intention is to create a “3D action-adventure” set in a “mad, open world”, with a solid of “superb, hilarious, shocking and assorted characters”.
The recreation will probably be made in Unreal Engine 5 — Epic’s recent upgrade to the industry-standard UE4 — going from the fascinating abilities listed on the job descriptions. It appears prefer it’s destined for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, as expertise delivery titles for these platforms can also be “fascinating”.
The video games studio is separate, however contained inside Aardman Animations, describing itself as “worker owned” and unbiased. Their mission assertion and values embrace “artistic excellence, humour, openness, and collaboration”, in addition to devotion to “a culturally numerous workforce” and “equality of alternative”.
This is just not Aardman’s first online game. They beforehand labored with DigixArt and Bandai Namco to develop 11-11: Memories Retold, an impressionistic third-person recreation telling the story of the WWII armistice by way of the angle of either side. They additionally collaborated on, however didn’t develop, online game variations of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. This new IP will probably be their first solo, in-house venture.
Aardman Animations also announced today that they have been working with Netflix on two new movie tasks: A brand new Wallace and Gromit film due in 2024, and a sequel to Chicken Run known as “Dawn of the Nugget” in 2023.
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