Cult developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi has revealed plans to begin work on a new game project.
His most recent credited work was 2011’s Child of Eden, itself a spiritual successor to 2001 rhythm action outing Rez. He left former employer Q Entertainment in 2013.
"I’m helping with a few games, but these aren’t like my past works," he told Edge magazine, as reported by Videogamer. "These are not like my created games. I’m helping with some social games in Japan. I can’t say anything about it just yet. But I’m just helping.
So I want to start a new project [of my own] maybe this year or next. I can’t share details yet.
At BitSummit, I shared my thoughts on synaesthesia, and this is a big thing for me. I started that kind of concept in games. That part of my DNA will never die, so this is kind of a life’s work for me. So I’m thinking about what is next, and what’s the future experience."
Mizuguchi added that he has no interest in forming a new studio.
At Q his credits included Every Extend Extra, Lumines, Meteos and Ninety-Nine Nights. Prier to that he produced a string of Sega hits including Sega Rally and Space Channel 5.