The internal studios of Microsoft continue to strengthen its ranks for the next generation of consoles, headed in the case of the technology giant of Redmond for Xbox X Series. Thus, today we have learned that Edgar Newman, an ex-senior game designer at Naughty Dog, has joined the ranks of Double Fine, this April, to work on a high-budget video game of which no further details have emerged.
Edgar Newman has joined the team founded by Tim Schafer, owned by Microsoft since E3 2019, in the role of one of its design managers after having been working on the development of The Last of Us: Part 2 these past three years. His resume, yes, is much more extensive and he has experience in Rockstar Games, Lionhead Studios, or Ubisoft Massive as currently exposed by his LinkedIn profile.
For now, no more clues have been offered about this new Triple-AAA development, foreseeably, for Xbox Series X and PC, although Phil Spencer promised that video game news would not take long to come, so it may be one of the titles that will be announced soon. However, it is possible that production is still in its initial stages of development, so the presentation of the title could still take a long time.
Thus, Double Fine joins The Initiative, among other teams, which have reinforced their workforce with Naughty Dog veterans. Double Fine is still pending to give information about the release of Psychonauts 2 scheduled for this year, while The Last of Us: Part 2 will hit stores on June 19, one month after its initial release date.
Edgar Newman, an ex-senior game designer at Naughty Dog is now working on:
"AAA Unannounced Project at Double Fine, Xbox Game Studio"https://t.co/JFO0HIrWog
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