Before I begin, I just want to put the following disclaimer:
These opinions are my own and do not reflect that of TurtleRock Studios.
That said, let’s begin:
So Perfect World and Gunfire Games have set a date for a game called Remnant: From the Ashes
Here’s a trailer for those interested:
Now you might wonder, “why” this is interesting for the TRS community to know? Well, as we all know is that TRS had a past contract with Perfect World and that they previously worked on an unannounced Dark Fantasy Co-op shooter.
The first mention of this game and the cooperation of Perfect World and GunFire Games is from a news article that came out on July 12th, 2018:
In there, the article describes the game as followed:
“Remnant: From the Ashes , a third-person co-op survival action shooter coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.”
" Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival-action game set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by mythical creatures. Players build characters to suit their individual playstyle and survive the perils of diverse and deadly environments, alone or alongside a team of up to three other players. The game offers unique, customizable gameplay experience filled with intense shooting, melee combat, gear and weapon crafting, character progression, deadly enemies, epic bosses and dynamically-generated levels that offer an infinite number of ways to explore."
This raises a couple of questions:
- It doesn’t make much sense for a publisher to have two different development studios (back then) to each work on a game that are both co-op shooters and have dark fantasy as a theme.
- What happened to the work TRS put in the unnamed Dark Fantasy title? I’m sure it belongs to the publisher (Perfect World), but I think it’s unlikely for that publisher to leave that hard work untouched.
So here’s what I think - puts tinfoil hat on - this is the game TRS was working on before. When the contract ended, Perfect World immediately searched for a different dev company to continue the work and made the announcement. We only knew from TRS themselves that the contract ended as Perfect World never announced it themselves.
Now this is only a THEORY, do not assume this as the truth. I merely want to bring on a discussion and hear from the rest of the community what they think.