After announcing the postponement of ARC Raiders, Embark Studios revealed that they have another game codenamed Project Discovery that will launch sooner.
It’s been four years since Patrick Soderlund left his executive positions at EA and DICE to start his own game development company, Embark Studios. So far, the new studio has not released any games yet, but they have previously said that they have several projects in development. While fans already know that one of them is ARC Raiders, Embark has mostly kept quiet about the other titles they’re currently developing. However, since ARC Raiders was recently postponed, Embark is now ready to talk about his other game, which looks to be nearing completion.
In a recent blog post written by Soderlund, the CEO explained that in addition to perfecting ARC Raiders, his team is also currently working on a first-person shooter game codenamed Project Discovery. This new FPS seems to be on the horizon, though, as Embark actually shared a small reveal of some of the game’s early footage last year, just a month before ARC Raiders was revealed. at The Game Awards 2021.
While the visuals don’t offer much effect, it does show the characters being controlled from a first-person perspective. Fans can also see that the game is set in the present or perhaps the near future, and the concept art for Project Discovery posted on the blog seems to confirm that conjecture. Sadly, that’s all there is to say about Project Discovery for now, but Soderlund promises to reveal more details about the title in the future.
While no release time has been announced, the post hints at Project Discovery coming out sooner than ARC Raiders. Soderlund explained that the game is being developed by a team of FPS developers, and development has progressed faster than the studio initially thought. So much so that it gave Embark the ability to release two games at once.
Soderlund is quick to point out that given the studio’s relatively small size, it wouldn’t be ideal to release two games in a row in such a short time, both in terms of resources and team resources. Previously, Embark mentioned that they had grown to over 250 people in their third year, but apparently, many of the personnel on their team are shared between ARC Raiders and Project Discovery. Embark has finally decided to partner with Project Discovery, and this will be the studio’s first game to hit the market. Hopefully the product will arrive much sooner than ARC Raiders and with the level of development players can expect from those who’ve developed the Battlefield series.
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