Ex-CD Projekt developers who worked on The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 have formed a new studio and are developing an online game with Unreal Engine 5, which sounds like a lot like Destiny 2 or Warframeas a ninjagame in feudal Japan.
The new studio, Dark Passenger, was co-founded by Jakub Ben and Marcin Michalski, who previously worked on The Witcher 3 and its expansionson the games art team, lending assistance on the cinematic side of Cyberpunk 2077. Their new studio is made up of game developers and fresh blood specialists and is currently working on a new online game set in Japan.
Dark Passenger describes the game as a first-person stealth-focused online multiplayer game with co-op, PvP, and PvE elements, much like Destiny 2, which was built using Unreal Engine 5: The developer's objective is to create highly engaging online experiences that are both focused on cooperation and conflict. Players take control of a ninja assassin, join other players, and search for mysterious objects of extraordinary power.
Engaging close-ranged combat with weapons such as katanas, short tanto and wakizashi blades, kusarigama chains, shurikens, kunai throwing knives, and more is expected in the first-person game. It sounds like a co-op Assassins Creed vibe too.
Regardless, the game sounds a long way off, and it does not have a title yet, but Dark Passenger is definitely a studio to keep an eye on.
The Witcher 4, a morally ambiguous RPG, is in the works elsewhere in the world of former Witcher designers who are developing an intriguing original game. However, we do not know which of these games will be released first.