PIXYUL Studios is a new team formed by Louis Pierre-Farand and Julien Cury, both veterans of Ubisoft Montreal.
The new studio, also based in Montreal, is already working on its first project, titled: ReRoll. Described as an action survival game in which players attempt to survive the gradual collapse of human civilisation, the game uses real world locations.
PIXYUL is aiming to take photographs and 3D maps of real-world places, enlisting the help of civilian drone company SenseFlight and its small Ebee drone units.
“Our ultimate promise is to reproduce, accurately and at scale, the whole planet with its different eco-system, environments, countries and cities,” says Pierre-Farand.
The studio is aiming to collect pictures taken by drones, turn them into 3D models and add them to the game engine.
PIXYUL is looking into crowd-funding the project, though not the Kickstarter route. Rather, The developer is interested in a private funding system similar to that of Star Citizen.