Humanoid Studios, the developer founded last year by ex-BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson, has revealed some new details about its first project as part of its website redesign, and it sounds like Hudson isn’t falling too far from his work at BioWare, as the team’s first project is taking place in an original science-fiction universe.
The new site now includes concept art, mission statements, and job listings as the team continues to grow. The homepage’s mission statement says Humanoid Studios is looking to “[deliver] magical interactive storytelling, by connecting talented creatives to powerful tools, in a safe and supportive environment,” and that it’s developing “a multi-platform AAA game, focusing on character-driven narrative in an all-new science-fiction universe.” So it sounds like the first project will likely be available on PC and consoles, but will take place in a science-fiction universe of Humanoid Studios’ own making. The first look at this as-of-yet-unnamed project comes in the form of some concept art, which appears to depict some characters taking part in space exploration, ships flying over water in what looks like a facility on an Earth-like planet, and a bar in a space station overlooking another planet.
The job listings now on the site are for different departments, including artists, programmers, writers, and designers. All of the roles are remote for the time being, but they say Humanoid Studios hopes to work out of offices in Edmonton and Kelowna, with remote options still available.
Hudson’s work at BioWare was most notably acting as director for the original Mass Effect trilogy, so him leaving BioWare to work on a different science-fiction property does make the mind wander about circumstances surrounding his exit. Shortly after he left, BioWare revealed a teaser for the next Mass Effect game, as well as remastered the original trilogy as part of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. The latest tease for the future of Mass Effect came in the form of a poster on N7 Day. I had feelings about it.