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The next game from Outriders, Bulletstorm Dev lost a publisher, but work continues

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Bulletstorm and Outriders developer People Can Fly confirmed today that publisher Take-Two intends to “terminate the development and publishing agreement” for its next game, codenamed Project Dagger. In a post on Official website of the teamThe game is described as a “new action-adventure IP” and has been in development for two years.

However, this is not the end of the road for Project Dagger. People Can Fly has retained the rights to the IP and is now “determined to grow the project itself”. The new game is just one of seven projects the developer is currently working on, two of which are self-published. Other titles include Gemini – a new game with Square Enix – two VR titles, and another called Red which is in the concept stage.

CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski believes the two companies will part on good terms, and says the termination doesn’t mean the developer can’t work with Take-Two again in the future. “We strongly believe in the potential of Project Dagger and are now committed to continuing its development within our self-publishing pipeline. The game is still in pre-production – our team is now working on closing the combat and game loops and Focusing on migrating from UE4 to UE5.” The CEO doesn’t rule out partnering with another publisher if it creates a “compelling business opportunity.”

People Can Fly now consists of over 550 employees, following recent growth through acquisitions. This year marks its 20th anniversary, and starting in 2024, it plans to release a new game every year.

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