Casey Hudson, the co-creator and director of the Mass Effect trilogy, is looking to return to space once again as his new studio Humanoid Studios has confirmed it is working on an “all new sci-fi universe”.
The news comes via Humanoid Studios’ updated website, which states, “Our current project is a cross-platform AAA game focused on character-driven narrative in an all-new sci-fi universe.”
While that alone doesn’t 100% mean the game is set in space, the site does feature four concept art (which you can check out below) that tease an adventure that very likely takes place between the stars.
Concept art for the “All New Science Fiction Universe” by Humanoid Studios
The images show a massive skull of… something people in space suits are approaching, a beautiful mountainous region with spaceships flying by, a bar overlooking a moon, and two other people in space suits loading some containers.
“By combining outstanding artistic achievements with innovative technologies, video games have the extraordinary power to transport you to new worlds of adventure,” Hudson wrote for the website. “That’s what first inspired me to make games, and it’s at the heart of what we do at Humanoid Studios.”
The site also highlights that it believes that “people do their best creative work when they feel safe and supported.”
“We believe in the power of small, agile teams and a flat organizational structure where everyone is empowered to make decisions and drive the project vision forward,” says the “Our Team” section. “We hire great people, equip them with the best tools and a supportive environment, and give them the creative freedom to reach their full potential.”
Announced by Hudson in June 2021, Humanoid Studios is a Canadian company with offices in BC and Alberta. It also offers “a flexible work environment that combines working from home, in the office, and remotely so developers can work where they’re most comfortable.”
Read more about Hudson’s departure from BioWare and check out the latest poster that teases a little more about the upcoming Mass Effect game.
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