The company formed in August, and it has already worked on the prototyping phase for a new sci-fi adventure. Wushu Studios, a Liverpool-based United Kingdom studio, revealed themselves to the world on Monday, announcing that they have brought on talent such as Alan McDermott, Nigel Kershaw, and Stuart Trevor, all of whom previously worked at Evolution Studios.
The team now consists of 11 employees with a remit to create games with "interesting mechanics, unique concepts" and "to deliver fun, refreshing gameplay experiences to players", that also move away from the "grind" of AAA. Notable games from Evolution Studios are Motorstorm and Driveclub, but Wushu Studios says it won't be making racing games. Studio art director Stuart Trevor had served as lead artist and creative lead at Evolution Studios.
Wushu is now working on an unannounced science fiction title that began prototyping in September 2017. The company is now beavering away on its first effort, a science fiction-flavored game that is looking to take an "unexpected turn" on the genre.
"We firmly believed in the idea that our initial concepts needed to be gamepad experiences as quickly as possible, so we turned to Unreal Engine for it's incredible rapid prototyping capabilities", studio lead Alan McDermott says in the company's announcement press release.
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He's joined by Nigel Kershaw as design director, who also worked on MotorStorm, though they want to emphasize that their first project is absolutely not a racing game. If you are interested in keeping an eye on them, you can check out their official page, or follow them on Twitter.
OnlySP recently had the chance to talk to the talent at this new studio, and our interview will be available later this week for those wanting a tad more information about the team's heritage.
It takes time to make games, so it's not likely we'll know exactly what Wushu has up their sleeves for some time to come.