Outriders developer People Can Fly is working on a Microsoft IP codenamed Project Maverick, the studio has revealed.
According to a statement published on the Polish financial site, interior businessProject Maverick has a budget of $30-50 million and its production will be done on an employment model by People Can Fly.
People Can Fly was working on Gears of War: Judgment back in 2013, so it’s possible the studio is working on something related to the Gears series. It’s unclear if it’s Gears 6 or a Judgment remaster. Project Maverick may have nothing to do with Gears at all.
Back in July 2020, People Can Fly announced they were working on a very ambitious AAA game led by Just Cause 3 director Roland Lesterlin. but, Take-Two parted ways with People Can Fly Announced in Project Dagger in September 2022. The unreleased game was developed by him at People Can Fly’s New York studio for two years. It’s unclear if this is the same game the studio announced in 2020.
The studio’s latest game, Outriders, will release in 2021 and has been part of Xbox Game Pass since launch day. Since Project Maverick is a Microsoft IP, it will probably be eligible for subscription on launch day as well.
People Can Fly was formerly part of Fortnite makers Epic Games, but was rebranded to Epic Games Poland in 2013. The studio he restored independence in 2015 and reverted to its original name.
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