People Can Fly developing new action-adventure title for next-gen, PC, streaming platforms

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:44 GMT

People Can Fly have another game in the works besides Outriders with Square Enix.

Independent game developer People Can Fly today announced the development of a new original AAA title planned for release on PC, next-gen consoles, and streaming platforms. The new project will be led by the studio’s New York location.

The studio is known for developing the Bulletstorm titles and was co-developer on several games in the Gears of War series. The studio also developed the Painkiller games, and co-developed Fortnite: Save the World with Epic Games.

Led by studio head, David Grijns, and creative director, Roland Lesterlin, People Can Fly New York will work alongside its sister studios in Warsaw, Rzeszow, and Newcastle to build this “highly ambitious, groundbreaking action-adventure title.”

To match the scale of the new project, People Can Fly will grow its New York studio over the next 12-18 months and additionally open a new startup studio in Montreal. The company has over 250 staffers currently, and are looking to hire more.

“There is electricity in the air at People Can Fly,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO at People Can Fly. “Last year we announced the opening of our New York studio and revealed Outriders for the first time.

“Today we have surpassed 250 staff and are excited to announce the next chapter in the development of our company. Our intention from the beginning has been to expand People Can Fly into a multi-project studio and continue to build a global presence for our brand. We are marking this unique moment with the presentation of PCF’s refreshed visual identity. With the launch of the next-generation consoles later this year, we are incredibly excited about the future of People Can Fly and the games industry as a whole.”

“It’s rare to ever get the chance to work on an original AAA game in today’s world, never mind being part of the origination process,” said Roland Lesterlin, creative director at People Can Fly New York.

“We’re looking for brilliant and curious people to help us shape the vision of this incredible new world we’re building.”

Outriders, currently in development with the studio, is set in a sci-fi world and is a third-person shooter featuring a progression system and itemization options to create a variety of class builds. It is slated for a holiday release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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