Splash Damage announces new open-world title ‘Project Astrid’

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Studio teams with streamers for mystery game

Splash Damage, the British developer behind the multiplayer modes for many hit titles, has announced that it has begun development on a brand new “AAA” title, currently codenamed “Project Astrid”.

The studio, which is also currently beavering away on online actioner Transformers: Reactivate, were tight-lipped on details pertaining to the new project, although it did reveal that Project Astrid will be an “open world survival game” and is being developed in collaboration with popular streamers Mike “Shroud” Grzesiek and Chris “Sacriel” Ball. A teaser trailer was released specifically focusing on the latter announcement.

“This project means everything to me,” said Grzesiek. “Chris and I have refined a vision for what’s next in the survival genre and with Splash Damage we’re setting out to build it. We want to build the best survival game ever, and with Sacriel’s brain and Splash Damage’s team, I know we can do it.”

“Project Astrid is the culmination of this passion, born out of a partnership with two close friends, who also happen to be incredibly well-respected experts in our industry,” added Splash Damage CEO Richard Jolly. “We’re excited to share something fresh with our fans, as we take a bold step forward and craft a game that’s truly different from anything we’ve done before.”

Splash Damage has previously worked on the multiplayer modes for various major league franchises, including Batman: Arkham, Wolfenstein, Gears of War, and Halo. With Project Astrid, the studio could see itself landing its biggest and most pointed homegrown title to date, striding further away from its previous “Studio for Hire” roles and into the wider community of developers at large.

You can sign up for more details over on the official Splash Damage website.

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