Hey, remember Black
, the PS2 and Xbox FPS created by Criterion Games
before it went all-in on Burnout Paradise
? Turns out the name wasn't just short for "black ops" -- the senior designer on the title was Stuart Black
, and the vice president of development for Codemasters
has now confirmed that he's working on a new game in a new studio
for the company. Black will join former game director at Sony London, Tom Gillo, and senior producer Andrew Wilson on an 80-person team working with Codemasters' EGO engine to develop the brand-new IP, which the UK's Official Xbox Magazine seems to be hinting is "the shooter that everybody asked for."
We've heard a lot of people ask for a next-gen No One Lives Forever
sequel, but that's probably not what they mean. Black
did have some nice stylistic twists
, however, so while this game is definitely not a direct sequel (Criterion still owns that IP), we'll expect to see Black's ideas assembled in a new form.