Treatment teases a ‘new, thrilling early-phase undertaking’ in its newest enterprise replace
Management studio Treatment Leisure has beforehand revealed that it’s engaged on two new tasks in partnership with Epic Video games, one a “AAA multiplatform sport” and the opposite a smaller-scale effort, together with a stay service sport codenamed Vanguard. In a quarterly enterprise overview launched as we speak, Treatment CEO Tero Virtala stated work on all three, plus the singleplayer campaigns the studio is engaged on for CrossfireX and Crossfire HD, are coming alongside effectively.
“Treatment’s AAA sport undertaking with Epic Video games is quickly shifting into full manufacturing, and the second, smaller-scale sport continues in full manufacturing mode,” Virtala stated. “With Vanguard, our free-to-play co-op sport undertaking, now we have now outlined lots of the core components of the sport. Improvement progresses at a superb tempo, inner playtesting continues, and we’re beginning the subsequent section of closed exterior gameplay testing.”
Treatment has beforehand been a one-game-at-a-time studio, however lately (and significantly with the success of management and funding from Epic) the studio has expanded its headcount to allow the event of a number of tasks concurrently. Virtala stated Treatment was as much as 281 workers on the finish of March 2021, and it’s “piloting and evaluating new methods to draw and recruit expertise.”
Sadly, the report gives no new details about what these new video games truly are. Crossfire is a long-running on-line FPS that is huge in Asia, however CrossfireX hasn’t been introduced for PC but (it is presently listed for Xbox One and Xbox Collection X), whereas Crossfire HD is barely slated to come back out in China. Treatment artistic director Sam Lake stated final 12 months that the studio is presently engaged on a brand new sport within the “Treatment Linked Universe” that is extensively anticipated to be Alan Wake 2, however no person is aware of for positive—and the identification of the opposite new sport is an entire thriller.
(I proceed to carry out hope for a brand new Treatment-developed Max Payne—absolutely Epic can afford to purchase it again from Rockstar, in any case.)
The one factor we are able to say for positive is that work on Management, for now no less than, is finished, however even that results in questions: Virtala stated that just about all of Treatment’s inner Management builders have now moved on to different issues, “together with a brand new, thrilling early-phase undertaking.” Is that one thing we’ve not heard about beforehand, then? Given that every one the Treatment developments we find out about are both in, or near, full manufacturing, it appears probably. I’ve reached out to Treatment for clarification and can replace if I obtain a reply.