People Can Fly, a Polish developer mainly known for their work on Bulletstorm and Fortnite, is currently working on a new IP that will be a AAA shooter published by Square Enix. In order to have a team big enough to handle this project, expansion is necessary, so People Can Fly has opened two new studios in Newcastle, UK and Rzeszow, Poland.
According to Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO of People Can Fly, the Newcastle studio was actually formed in September 2017. It is made up of former Ubisoft developers, with the goal of expanding to 20 or 30 developers by the end of this year.
One the other hand, the People Can Fly studio in Rzeszow was formed more recently, and mainly consists of developers that were let go by CI Games as part of a restructuring process earlier this year. The addition of these two new studios means that over 150 people are working on People Can Fly’s upcoming AAA shooter for Square Enix. You can check out Sebastian Wojciechowski full statement on creating the new studios below:
“Since People Can Fly became an independent studio again, our ambition has been to build a team of talented and experienced developers that can develop the best AAA games. We decided in 2017 to open a new studio in Newcastle, the UK, to attract not only local talent, but also to attract the best developers within the UK. We want this team to grow to 20-30 developers within the next 12-18 months.
When CI Games decided to restructure its operations, we immediately decided to open a new studio in Rzeszów to allow those great developers to keep on working together as a team, and to contribute to the game we’re working on. Our intention is to give both new studios, in Newcastle and in Rzeszów, the opportunity to work on features or part of the game independently from the Warsaw team.”
People Can Fly’s latest title, Bulletstrom: Full Clip Edition, is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and can be picked up on Amazon.
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