Former DICE developer Patrick Söderlund has confirmed that his new studio is now working on a team-based multiplayer shooter.
CEO and Founder of Embark Studios, Soderlund revealed in a post on Medium that its second project is a PVP shooter, the project is right now in pre-production and there is only a couple of concept art that depicts a traditional soldier with a strange mask, a cowgirl, and a samurai.
“It’s a concept that leans heavily into team-based gameplay and puts dynamism, physicality, and destruction front and center,” Patrick Söderlund explains. “Some of the industry’s most experienced first-person-shooter developers are with us here at Embark, and if you think working with them on a new project sounds like fun, you should take a look at our open positions.”
We’re also continuing work on our first game, the one we first mentioned to you back in February of 2019. This spring we moved into what’s referred to as production in game development speak. That means we’ve moved beyond prototyping, into a phase where all the things we create are done so with the game we intend to launch in mind.
Our ambition with this game is to combine new and old genres with groundbreaking technical innovation, into something unique and consequential. And now, coming to a point where all this work is starting to manifest itself as a real game, is really exciting.
Back in August 2019, Nexon announced the acquisition of all of the stocks in Patrick Söderlund’s Embark Studios. The large Asian publisher affirmed that Embark would be crucial for its “Western development strategy.”
Nexon is the publisher of MapleStory, The Kingdom of the Winds: Yeon, KartRider Rush+. Following a F2P strategy, the publisher has just reported its best Q3 ever, reporting revenues up 52% year-over-year to ¥79.4 billion ($754 million).
It’s very likely that Patrick Söderlund, being a veteran in the video games industry will receive a large investment for its upcoming project, fans should expect something similar to Overwatch, and Apex Legends.