Crystal Dynamics might be getting a lot of attention lately for the rebooted Tomb Raider and the controversies surrounding Lara Croft and her violent evolution, but soon the company will unveil a new game project that could impress even more.
Scot Amos, who is the executive producer working on the new intellectual property has stated, “I think it’s an interesting combination of both Square’s perspective and Crystal’s perspective.
“Seeing the studio and what they’ve done, they have a pantheon of great properties, if you just look through the history of all the games that they’ve made and that they have, and that they still have.”
He insisted that, despite the titles his company has previously worked on and the accumulated experience of the various developers, his own team is starting with a black slate, ready to innovate in order to draw players to a new game universe.
Amos added, “We take that kind of bold step of, let’s make something new, something where we don’t already have a finger in that particular pool, and let’s try, from scratch, to make a new game with all of our abilities and skills. What would be a new great experience for our future?”
The comment might mean that the new Crystal Dynamics project might be set in a new genre, which could be anything from a fighting game to real-time strategy.
The executive producer also clarified the fact that Cory Barlog, the man best known for leading the God of War franchise
at Sony, who joined Crystal Dynamics earlier during 2012, is not in any ways involved in his new project.
That being said, he is probably working on a future new IP of his own, one that might be linked to next-generation hardware from Sony and Microsoft.
The official line from the company is that it has two or three projects in development, with rumors mentioning that one of the them is a Soul Reaver reboot.