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Ex-Dragon Age director’s new studio teases their new fantasy RPG forward of a full reveal subsequent week




Greater than three years after former Dragon Age lead designer Mike Laidlaw was revealed to have joined forces with fellow video games business veterans behind the likes of Murderer’s Creed beneath newfounded studio Yellow Brick Video games, the builders are lastly teasing their first sport. And yup, it’s positively a fantasy sport!

Actually, that’s principally what may be gleaned from the transient tour by means of some clean-looking fantasy environments – together with staples like a set of grand-looking ruins, rocky hillsides and plush forested paths – in a sub-30-second tease for the studio’s as-yet untitled debut.

We do get to see a kind of blue warg-looking dog-creature wandering round earlier than the trailer closes with a glimpse at a hammer-wielding large who appears to be like to be clad in chunky stone armour too, although, doubtlessly hinting on the sorts of enemies we may be taking over and the vibe of its fantasy setting.

Yellow Brick have beforehand described their upcoming debut as an “formidable new motion RPG” constructed round “emergent programs” that purpose to “create wealthy, interactive worlds”. What that really means in an age of the emergent gameplay seen within the likes of Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3, nevertheless, stays to be seen. (Replace: This text beforehand referred to Non-public Division because the publishers of Yellow Brick’s first sport; alongside the teaser, the builders introduced that they’d now be self-publishing their debut.)

Cover image for YouTube videoSport Teaser | Yellow Brick Video games

Laidlaw, after all, may encourage extra confidence than most, having famously led Dragon’s Age throughout practically 15 years at BioWare. He then went on to a short stint at Ubisoft Quebec, reportedly engaged on a cancelled Arthurian fantasy sport, earlier than leaving in early 2020 to co-found Yellow Brick alongside Ubisoft, Activision and EA vets Jeff Skalski, Frédéric St-Laurent B. and Thomas Giroux. Laidlaw is serving as chief artistic officer for the studio, with St-Laurent B directing their debut.

Their teaser video hints at after we may be taught extra about their long-awaited debut: April 2nd, by way of IGN First. That’s subsequent Tuesday, so mark it in your calendars accordingly and take a collective breath for the subsequent fantasy RPG that may take up each hour of your free time.