Creative Assembly, a studio most famous for its strategy titles, is working on a multiplayer first-person shooter. The game looks like it might reference several iconic Sega franchises including Super Monkey Ball and Sonic. The information is based on a teaser image publicly released on the studio’s Twitter account, which announced that the studio was hiring.
The tweet describes the games as something “radically different in the FPS space.” Listings on Creative Assembly’s careers page describe the shooter as a new sci-fi FPS that’s being developed by the team behind 2014’s Alien Isolation, which was one of the best games that year.
One of the unique elements of the shooter may be the way it references other Sega franchises. Sonic can be seen floating in space through a nearby window and a Sega logo sits on the nearby shelf, as well as a bunch of bananas (which could represent Super Monkey Ball) and some spray-painted cassettes (perhaps a nod to Jet Set Radio). There are also rolls of toilet paper and a giant inflatable unicorn, though those reference are less clear.
The screen says it isn’t representative of gameplay, so it’s really anyone’s guess what Creative Assembly is working on. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Do you want to challenge yourself and make your mark on something radically different in the FPS space?— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) May 26, 2021
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