Under EA's 'Partners' initiative, which sees independent developers publish their work through EA channels, Epic is working on a new property for next-gen and PC.
No More Heroes' Goichi Suda and Resi Evil's Shinji Mikami are pitching their collective brains together for a multiplatform action-horror game under EA too.
"Epic is excited to work with EA Partners to launch our next big IP on the global stage," said Epic Games VP Mark Rein. "EA Partners gives independent developers like Epic the muscle of a global publisher like EA, along with the focus and flexibility of a smaller team committed to working with our individual needs."
People Can Fly, owned by Epic, is handling the development of this new IP whom previously brought Gears of War to PC and created the Painkiller series.
The new action-horror game is a collaboration between Grasshopper Manufacture and Q Entertainment. It will also be heading to next-gen consoles, PC but also the Wii.
"Grasshopper Manufacture is excited to work with EA Partners to bring our new title to gamers around the world," stated Grasshopper CEO Goichi Suda. "They are a great partner who shares our commitment to quality and innovation while respecting our independence as a studio, which is very empowering."
The EA Partners pool is growing with id Software, Valve and Harmonix already on the team.
Epic Games partnering with EA, Resi Evil creator signing up too
15 August 2008 | By Simon Priest