The development of Splitgate will be topped off with the rollout of its next update on September 15, a Battle Pass that we’re promised will have an infinite number of levels and a huge number of unlockable characters and cosmetics. As for the future, 1047 Games, with a fundraising of 120 million dollars announced in September last year, has just announced that it will now focus on the development of an all-new title set in the same universe as Splitgate, rather than seeking to constantly improve it. A choice explained by Ian Proulx, creator of the game and CEO of the studio: After much thought and consultation, the 1047 team determined that in order to build the game that fans deserve – and to design it in a way that goes beyond simply modernizing the existing one – it was necessary to turn away of the iterative model and its small updates to turn completely towards a brand new game taking advantage of the Splitgate universe. Our ambition is to revolutionize the gameplay, not simply to make it evolve. »
However, he wants to be reassuring about the future of Splitgate and assures the community that has formed around the game that the studio does not intend to deprive them of its support: ” Splitgate will remain online and we will continue to support it for our dedicated community. You have been the backbone of our studio, since the first playtests on PC. Our community is essential, and we look forward to sharing with everyone what lies ahead for the future. »
As for this new project which will occupy most of the lifeblood of 1047 Games, we will not know much more for the moment, except that it will be developed on Unreal Engine 5. To ensure its development, the American studio is also looking for many profiles to strengthen its teams.