A few months ago, developer Housemarque, creator of Super Stardust HD and Resogun ended their stint in the arcade genre with their last title, Nex Machina, which was warmly received in the gaming community. However, Housemarque revealed that “lackluster sales” of the game forced the company to change directions if they want to stay in the business of making games. Now, the developer announced a new upcoming title called Stormdivers, which will be a “multiplayer-centric experience,” Housemarque announced ay Reboot Develop 2018.
The developer has been working on Stormdivers for two years now, and Housemarque’s Ilari Kuittinen and Mikael Haveri shared the game’s first preview, which you can watch below:
Stormdivers will be the first title that Housemarque will “treat as an on-going service.” It will implement a “high flying and heavy hitting experience.” Although the first trailer doesn’t reveal much information on what the game will be about, it is apparent that this won’t be a typical top-down perspective game that has been a constant feature with Housemarque titles.
“As a part of our recent transition away from our core genres, we’ve had a hard look at what really makes up an arcade game and how can we bring those elements to whole new heights,” said Housemarque. “Fortunately a few greats have been able to show the way and bring gameplay centric experiences to wider audiences. We hope to expand that progress as we bring our explosive effects and second-to-second gameplay to new genres.”
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