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Hellblade Studio Reportedly At Work On New Game, Not At Risk Of Shutdown

It is reportedly separate from Project Mara.


Hellblade developer Ninja Theory is reportedly working on a new game, and isn't at risk of shutting down--like several of its sibling studios have at Microsoft.

According to Windows Central, the studio's new game has already been greenlit and Microsoft isn't considering closing the studio. Additionally, the new game is reportedly separate from Project Mara, which Ninja Theory revealed back in 2021. There aren't any more details about this new game, such as whether it's another entry in the Hellblade series or an entirely different IP.

Project Mara is billed as a psychological horror game that focuses on photorealism and takes place in one apartment. There is no release date for it yet.

Earlier this month, Microsoft shut down several of its studios, including Redfall developer Arkane Austin and Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks. There were worries that other Xbox studios such as Ninja Theory could potentially suffer the same fate after the release of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, since Arkane Austin was reportedly pitching a new game before it was shut down.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is now available for PC and Xbox Series X|S. In GameSpot's Senua's Saga: Hellblade II review, we said, "Hellblade 2 is perhaps the most visually remarkable Xbox title to date, but is ultimately undermined by its emphasis on fidelity over story and gameplay."

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