Over the past two years, Outriders developers People Can Fly have been hard at work on new IP in collaboration with Take-Two Interactive. His bilateral publishing deal for Project Dagger ended today as Take-Two announced its intention to end the partnership. People Can Fly retains all rights to the new IP and has expressed a desire to self-publish. People Can Fly CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski said in a post on the company’s website that the two companies could work together again in the future.
“We expect to part on good terms and see no reason why we can’t work with Take-Two on another project in the future. We strongly believe in the potential of Project Dagger and are currently working to continue its development within our self-publishing pipeline,” wrote Wojciechowski.
“The game is still in pre-production. Our team is currently focused on closing the combat and game loops and transitioning from UE4 to UE5. We understand that self-publishing is part of our strategy, and of course we are not ruling out partnering with new publishers when attractive business opportunities arise.”
No reason was given for Take-Two’s decision to leave the project. I may not be so open about This project may not have been what the publisher was looking for.
So far, little has been revealed other than the fact that Project Dagger is a “new action-adventure IP.” Outriders’ development cycle took about six years, so it’s possible that this new game is still in the very early stages of development. For now, fans of the studio will just have to wait and see how things develop! In addition to this new IP, People Can Fly includes one to be published by Square Enix , with six other games in various stages of production.