We mentioned the other day that Arjan and CliffyB were reuniting to form a new game studio. This was accompanied by speculation that they’d acquired the Jazz license from Epic Games, fueled by a quote from an anonymous source who turned out to be deeply confused, deliberately misleading, or just incredibly sarcastic. Either way, we apologize for relaying it to you. Anyway, the real story is in, and it’s not bad.
BlueStreak, the game’s current codename, will be “a Free2Play Sci-Fi PC arena shooter.” Personally I’d call JJ2 an arena shooter, though I’m sure someone will be along to vehemently disagree with me on that front. :) And if it’s free to play, that means we don’t need to buy it! Obviously F2Pness is a hot-button issue in the gaming world, but I think we can trust Cliffy and Arjan enough to have some more interesting take on the subject than “pay to win.”
That’s all we really know so far, except that Arjan and Cliffy will be working on it with Nexon. This doesn’t tell us much about the game’s style, since Nexon’s past output ranges from the 2D cartoony Maple Story to the 3D gray and brown Combat Arms. Still, this screenshot from August might be a hint…
(EDIT: And if you’re more interested in following Epic Games, here’s a new gameplay trailer for Fortnite.)
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