Just Cause 3 director to lead ‘groundbreaking adventure game’ at People Can Fly
People Can Fly announces New York project
People Can Fly has announced the development of an “original AAA title” led by its New York studio and the director of Just Cause 3.
The Outriders and Bulletstorm developer describes the unannounced project as a “highly ambitious, groundbreaking action-adventure title,” which will also be contributed to by its Warsaw, Rzeszow, and Newcastle studios.
The game is in development for next-gen consoles, streaming platforms and PC and will be lead by creative director Roland Lesterlin and studio head David Grijns. At Avalanche New York, Lesterlin previously directed Just Cause 3 while Grijns served as the game’s exec producer.
People Can Fly said on Thursday it’s looking to grow its New York studio over the next 12-18 months and also confirmed plans for a new startup studio in Montreal.
“It’s rare to ever get the chance to work on an original AAA game in today’s world, never mind being part of the origination process,” said Lesterlin. “We’re looking for brilliant and curious people to help us shape the vision of this incredible new world we’re building.”
Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO at People Can Fly, added in a statement: “Last year we announced the opening of our New York studio and revealed Outriders for the first time. Today we have surpassed 250 staff and are excited to announce the next chapter in the development of our company.
“Our intention from the beginning has been to expand People Can Fly into a multi-project studio and continue to build a global presence for our brand. We are marking this unique moment with the presentation of PCF’s refreshed visual identity.
“With the launch of the next-generation consoles later this year, we are incredibly excited about the future of People Can Fly and the games industry as a whole.”