Former CD Projekt RED developers who previously worked on The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 have broken away from the Polish company to form a new studio, Dark Passenger. The newly formed studio will develop a new IP set in Feudal Japan with a focus on multiplayer PvE and PvP.
The untitled game will tell the story of conquerors who overthrow the ruling shogun in Feudal Japan. The conquerors seem to possess special powers that force opponents to join their ranks. A group of Shinobi and Kunoichi warriors attempt to locate the source of the conquerors’ powers, but they’re competing with other warriors and clans too. Thus, they must remain hidden in the shadows in order to be successful.
The game will be a first-person online multiplayer action title that features PvP and co-op PvE gameplay “focused both on cooperation and rivalry.” The environments will apparently be procedurally generated, putting an emphasis on an evolving world and stages.
Players will also have a variety of tools at their disposal to traverse environments. These include shuko claws to climb vertical surfaces faster, a yari spear that will let players pole vault over obstacles and walls and even running on arrows fired by opponents. Furthermore, appearances, weapons and equipment can all be customised.
The game has yet to receive a title but ResetEra users spotted that it will release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It’s likely in the very early stages of development so we shouldn’t expect to see it anytime soon, though it sounds like a solid, fun and stylish concept.
Source: Dark Passenger