The team behind The Order: 1886 has unveiled its next project, and it will be published by GameStop.
The retailer’s publishing arm GameTrust will co-publish Deformers with developer Ready at Dawn.
The studio says that it will handle the project’s development, while GameStop will manage distribution and marketing. The studio will also keep the IP.
Retaining your own IP is a massive thing, often the bigger publishers won’t let you do that,” Ready at Dawn president Ru Weerasuriya told MCV.
But in the first meeting, GameTrust said it didn’t want the IP, which was what we wanted.”
Deformers is an arena combat game with local sofa multiplayer.
From the studio’s onset we used to have the best time with internal tournaments,” adds Weerasuriya.
When we are crunching or working late, we would play games like Bomberman against each other. Over the last few years we’ve felt we have been missing things like that, and we couldn’t really find a game to attach to.”
It is the second announced GameTrust title after Insomniac’s Song of the Deep, which launches on July 12th.
You can read our full interview with Ready at Dawn in this week’s MCV.