People Can Fly has announced that Project Dagger, which was being published by Take-Two Interactive, no longer has a publisher. The Polish development studio behind Outriders, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War: Judgment has received a letter of intent from Take-Two to terminate the development and publishing agreement "by means of mutual understanding between the parties." Project Dagger has been under development for the past two years under People Can Fly's New York team. Let's take a closer look at it, shall we?
What's happening with Project Dagger?
Project Dagger is a new action-adventure IP, and now its developer, People Can Fly, is the sole owner of the game's rights. People Can Fly wants to "grow the project on its own", which means that while the game could find another publisher in the future, it probably won't.
Interestingly, the split was amicable, and People Can Fly sees no reason why it wouldn't work with Take-Two on another project in the future. For this project at least, "self-publishing is part of our strategy", which means People Can Fly will seemingly try to exhaust all options before looking for another publisher again.
It's not like People Can Fly doesn't have the capability of launching a game on its own. At the moment there are currently 7 (yes, 7) projects currently under development at the company. There's Gemini, which is being published by Square Enix, as well as the self-published Projects Bifrost and Victoria, a concept project called Red, and two VR projects in Green Hell VR and a new project based on an existing IP. Maybe Bulletstorm? It seems fairly likely, but we'll have to see. Maybe we could be blessed with another Painkiller, but probably not.
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