Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Epic announces new publishing partners, including Nine Inch Nails guitarist studio

Epic Games Publishing has announced two new studio partners: Spry Fox (Cozy Grove) and Eyes Out (Spec Ops’ new studio: The Line creative director Cory Davis and Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck).

Announced today, the partnership should “enable developers of all sizes to seize opportunities and create the most ambitious dreams.” It is the creator of Remedy (who recently released Alan Wake Remastered and is rumored to be working on Alan Wake 2), Inside developers Playdead, genDESIGN (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Last Guardian). Follow Epic’s partnership with (led by Fumito Ueda).

Spry Fox’s new game has been described as the largest “multi-platform, non-violent, lasting multiplayer title” to date. Spry Fox previously created Cosy Grove. This is a game described as Animal Crossing with many stories and little capitalism. This announcement was made with the game’s new (and nice) concept art.

SpryFox’s new game concept art. (Image credit: Epic Games)

I’ve heard about the first Eyes Out game before. It is described as a single-player immersive space horror game with an emphasis on environmental storytelling. Epic states that it has subsidized Eyes Out to create a prototype and has since expanded into a full partnership.

Both new games will be built into Epic’s Unreal Engine. As with previous partnerships, Epic promises “full creative freedom, full IP ownership, and favorable financial terms.”

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