It has been a long time since fans have had any news from Kevin Levin and his small band of developers after the unfortunate downsizing event. Three years had passed and now Levine’s new studio Ghost Story Games has officially been announced. The name of the company has been inspired by actual ghost stories that are exciting, immersive in the community. The new game company is formed by 12 former Irrational Games developers which include Levine, executive producer Don Roy and art director Shawn Robertson.
Many of the fans are wondering what the team is working on. The studio however is not ready to discuss their first project yet. The team describes the new studio as being dedicated to creating games that are immersive story-driven experiences for those who love games that are challenging.
Jeremy Carson, the technical lead at Ghost Story, writes in their website that the studio is fortunate to be working with a new IP and is exploring a new idea. It is also revealed that the immersive game is using Unreal Engine 4 and will be a first-person shooter game with some RPG elements incorporated in the title. It will also be a semi-open world. The new game appears to be in the early stages of production, as reported by GameRant.
Levine has talked previously about how he wants his next creation to make use of narrative Lego. He says that a game can offer a different, non-linear story experience so players will not have the same experience each time they play the game. Ken Levine is due to be the keynote speaker at EGX Rezzed which is the London-based game show that is run by Gamer Network in just a few weeks. More news about Ghost Story will likely be available by then, as reported by Eurogamer.