After working together on the Gears of War games with Microsoft, Individuals Can Fly has decided to reunite with the company.
People Who Fly is working on a project for one of Microsoft’s Xbox series.
According to a similarly worded press announcement, theOutridersdesigner revealed it has contracted with Microsoft to create a AAA project “based upon the copyright rights of the publisher.” The project, currently known asTask Maverick, is being funded by Microsoft and will be published by Xbox Game Studios.
People Can Fly estimates that between $30 million and $50 million will be spent on this new position, albeit they did not name a specific franchise.
Microsoft and People Can Fly return a bit
For Microsoft and People Can Fly, Job Maverick is like a high school reunion. Polish developer Epic Games spun off its popular shooter series in March 2013 with Equipments of War: Judgement. It also created the PC port of the original Equipments of War in 2006, which is what first caught Epic’s attention.
After a long development cycle for Outriders in 2021 and a subsequent partnership with Square Enix, People Can Fly announced earlier this year that company would be publishing its games independently.It said it will continue to accept work-for-hire offers on “picked jobs” to provide financial stability between its own projects.
Microsoft has traditionally outsourced the development of games based on its most important IPs to external studios. As a result, Creative Assembly worked on Halo Wars 2 and Splash Damage worked on Gears Tactics in the past.
Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the Tomb Raider series, is carrying that tradition forward with their upcoming reboot, Perfect Dark.
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