Dishonored & Prey Developer Arkane is Working on a Fantasy Game
The Dishonored and Prey developers at Arkane Studios are working on a project that has not yet been announced. According to new information, this is a fantasy game.
The Arkane Studios, which caused a sensation in the past with brands like Dishonored and Prey, are known to be working on the shooter Deathloop, which is due to appear in May 2021 for the PlayStation 5 and PC. However, the Arkane Studios consist of two branches that realize different projects.
While Arkane Lyon is completing Deathloop, Arkane Austin is working on an as-yet-unannounced title. A few days ago, Creative Director Harvey Smith confirmed that he was working on a new game with the Prey and Dishonored teams in Austin, Texas. Now a LinkedIn entry gives two supposed details about this project.
Lisa Charriere has been working as Senior VFX Artist at Arkane Austin since October 2018 and, according to her LinkedIn page, she is working on an unannounced project that will be implemented with Unreal Engine 4. In addition, it should be a fantasy game, which should be different from Dishonored and Prey.
The switch to Unreal Engine 4 is particularly interesting because the studio’s previous games were created with the CryEngine. Thus, one could also take a further step forward in technical terms, as the Unreal Engine is known to be easier to control. In addition, it should bring some advantages for fantasy games, while the CryEngine is more suitable for realistic settings.
As soon as there is an official announcement of the latest arcane game, we will bring you up to date information on it.