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Just Cause Developer Has Six Games in Production

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Avalanche Studios has revealed that it has a total of six projects currently in the works, and the games-as-a-service model will be integral to their design.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, the studio’s CEO Pim Holfve revealed that a total of six projects are currently in active development across the three offices of Stockholm, New York, and Malmö. Half of those titles have already been announced as RAGE 2, Just Cause 4, and the self-published shooter Generation Zero, but the others remain under wraps.

However, Holfve did provide a handful of vague details about the projects.

The Malmö office was opened with the intention of working on smaller projects than the studio has historically been known for, with Holfve hinting “one might say 30 per cent of a AAA product.” However, this smaller scale does not necessarily translate to the kinds of linear adventure commonly attributed with ‘independent AAA’ games, with Holfve mentioning that all of the projects will be based upon the proprietary APEX engine, which is “solely built to create big, beautiful worlds.”

He added that the ambition is for “all of [Avalanche’s] self-published games [to] be run as a service,” with free and paid DLC expanding on the initial release over time.

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Report: Game of Thrones Creator Collaborating With FromSoftware

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The writer of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind the popular television show Game of Thrones, has reportedly been consulting on a FromSoftware title.

In a blog post on his official website, George R. R. Martin stated that he has “consulted on a video game out of Japan.”

Gematsu has reported that a contact familiar with FromSoftware—the Japanese development studio known for Dark SoulsBloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—has shared that Martin is working with the studio on a project known internally as “GR.”

According to Gematsu‘s contact, the project, which has been in development for three years, is an open-world game and will feature horse riding. The player will be able to visit several kingdoms and obtain ability by killing their leaders. Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of some of FromSoftware’s most acclaimed titles, is reportedly working on the game.

Gematsu reports that the title will be officially announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference later this year.

YouTube channel Spawn Wave reported in March about a rumour regarding a potential collaboration between Martin and FromSoftware, so this recent report gives even more validity to the speculation. However, without any official word, the news should be taken with a grain of salt.

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