Splash Damage, the studio behind Edge and Gears Tactics, announced that it is working on a new science fiction IP.
On its website, Splash Damage wrote that it has reflected on the past 20 years of developing games, and while it has enjoyed working with other studios on established franchises such as Wolfenstein, Weapons of War, and Batman, the team wants to go back to creating “another world like” Edge, Outcasters, and dirty bomb.”
“We are excited to announce that one of our current projects is a brand new game set in an original sci-fi universe,” Splash Damage wrote. “But why are we announcing it without a title? Well, this is a unique opportunity to join us and make a big impact on our next IP, shaping the future of the studio.”
In 2016, Splash Damage was acquired by Radius Maximus, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based company Leyou. At the time of the acquisition, Leyou was a poultry company looking to expand into the video game business. In 2020, rumors surfaced that Sony was interested in purchasing Leyou, who by then had successfully ventured into the game industry and owned warframe developer Digital Extremes. However, it was Tencent who brought in the winning bid and now owns Splash Damage. Under the agreement, the studio will operate as an independent entity within Tencent.
“Our acquisition allows Splash Damage to operate as an independent entity within the Tencent family, while leveraging their expertise to enable us to build even bigger games as we enter our third decade,” Splash Damage said last year.
We will update our readers when we have more information about the sci-fi project.
[Source: Splash Damage]