Techland is Working on an Open World Fantasy RPG; Led by Former CDPR, Ubisoft, and Arkane Devs

Former Prince of Persia, Mad Max, The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Deathloop developers make up the RPG's development team.

Posted By | On 17th, May. 2022

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Techland is enjoying the success of its recently-released Dying Light 2 Stay Human and is going to be busy with its planned support for the game, including its first expansion later this year. On top of that, however, the Polish studio also has another major production in the works right now.

Techland has revealed that it’s working on a new, unannounced IP- an open world fantasy RPG that’s being described as “a truly next-gen experience.” The studio has been expanding the project’s development team as it prepares to kick its production into gear, and a number of positions for the same are currently open.

The new RPG’s development team is being led up by several industry veterans who have worked on major games at major studios. Karolina Stachyra and Arkadiusz Borowik, both of whom worked on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will serve as the game’s narrative director and narrative lead respectively, while Mario Maltezos (Max Max, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Microsoft) will be the creative director.

Bartosz Ochman (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077) will be the open world director, David McClure (Deathloop, Playground Games, Deep Silver) will be the lead game designer, Kevin Quaid (Horizon Zero Dawn and its expansion, The Frozen Wilds) will be the lead animator, while Marcin Surosz (People Can Fly) will be the lead UI/UX designer.

“We’re very happy with what we have accomplished with the Dying Light franchise so far,” says Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka. “Moreover, our journey with Dying Light 2 Stay Human has only just begun as we plan to support this game for at least 5 years, with its scope and size matching, if not exceeding, what we have provided our community with during post-launch support for its predecessor.

“At the same time, our ambition is to introduce a brand new IP that is vastly different from what we have been doing for the past several years. We want to create a fully next-gen experience. A new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world, fueled by the skills and experience we have gained as a team over the years, infused with new ideas, passion, and creativity. While we cannot share more details about this project now, we’re all truly invested in it and looking forward to showing it to gamers when the time is right.”

New concept art for the game has also been unveiled, which you can check out above.


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