We preferred XCOM 2 an terrible lot, awarding it a whopping 94% in our 2016 review—the form of rating we do not hand out calmly. So we’ll undoubtedly be keeping track of happenings at a brand new studio referred to as Bit Reactor, introduced at the moment by co-founder Greg Foertsch, previously the artwork director at XCOM and Civilization studio Firaxis.
Bit Reactor will deal with growing turn-based ways video games, a style Foertsch believes has been largely left behind in recent times.
“As sport genres of all-types see refreshed takes on this new era of expertise, one factor is obvious in that turn-based tactic video games have been drastically missed and have an unlimited quantity of room for innovation,” Foertsch stated.
“We’ve a really team-oriented tradition and we’ve assembled an incredible group of proficient, skilled and devoted sport builders to inject wealthy storytelling, immersive presentation and rock stable sport mechanics to present this style its rightful time to shine—a golden age of turn-based video games is upon us.”
The studio presently has an unannounced challenge in growth, and whereas no particulars had been revealed (and even teased), it seems like Bit Reactor is aiming to get past the core technique viewers.
“There are methods to inform tales and convey data that does not require a wall of textual content,” he advised GamesIndustry.biz. “That is what we’re centered on—bringing that to the style, and actually blurring that line between what a method sport is and what an motion sport is.”
He additionally famous that the technique style as a complete is “malleable,” saying that whereas video games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Gears Ways are fully totally different on the floor, “all of them have the identical DNA beneath them.”
“In the event you lead with story and immersion, I believe you’ll find methods to simply make an amazing sport and never simply make a method sport,” Foertsch stated.
There’s not a lot to see but, however you possibly can sustain with what is going on on at Bit Reactor at bitreactor.com.