New Details On Next Game From Inside, Limbo Developer Revealed
After releasing the acclaimed games Limbo and Inside, Playdead appears to be on a hiring spree for its next project.
Playdead's current game is a third-person sci-fi adventure title that takes place in a "remote corner of the universe." The game has no title yet. Some of the job ads include art for what might be the current game, though this is never explicitly stated. Check out the new artwork in the gallery below.
This information comes from Playdead's careers page on its website. The page also tells would-be applicants that the Copenhagen-based studio has a "very flat management structure" and is a relatively small team of about 50 people.
The studio has 12 open positions on its website, which may suggest that the company is ramping up development on the new and untitled game. The studio also mentioned that applicants can rest assured that Playdead does not enact arbitrary crunch.
"Our approach to development does not include crunching towards arbitrary deadlines--instead, we particularly look for people who enjoy managing their own schedule and thrive on working within a friendly, collaborative environment," reads a line from one of the job ads.
Whatever this new game is, it will be published by Epic Games, meaning the PC edition will likely be exclusive to the Epic Games Store.
Playdead co-founder and former CEO Dino Patti left the studio in 2018 and it later came to light that he was apparently pushed out and was not on speaking terms with the other founder. Patti is said to have received a $7 million payment related to his exit from the company.
Patti is now heading up a new studio, Jumpship, which is working on mysterious game called Somerville.