Arkane, developers of the Dishonored and Prey franchises, are at work on a new IP according to sources at IGN. Harvey Smith, co-creator of Dishonored, spoke with Vandal (which was translated by IGN) and said he has now moved to Austin (from Arkane Lyon), and is working on the new IP that is separate from Deathloop (Arkane’s other upcoming title).
Also remember, Arkane is now one of the studios that will fall under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella once the acquisition of Bethesda is completed this year. In that regard, Smith told Vandal that the upcoming acquisition hadn’t had any difference so far. And that of all possible partners for Bethesda, he’d find it difficult to think of a better one than Microsoft.
We have no further information at this time but be sure we’ll update you as soon as we do. Arkane is a very talented developer so given time and resources, we’re extremely excited about the possibilities.