David Jaffe, the creator behind Twisted Metal and God of War has a new game in the works and it’s all about fast-paced vehicular combat.
Autoduel is being put together as the first game by Pixelbionic, a new indie game studio who have signed on the famous David Jaffe to be the creative advisor on this first project.
“I was super excited when I heard Pixelbionic’s vision for Autoduel,” said Jaffe. “As a huge fan of the genre, I’m really looking forward to contributing to the game’s vision and design goals.”
Pixelbionic’s first game is going to be an online PC title that will focus on team-based battles. There will be more than 20 unique cars included with the game, each of which the player can upgrade. There will also be three separate factions and a variety of maps.
Sounds like they’re building a decent multiplayer mash ’em up, simultaneously celebrating the under-appreciated car combat genre. With lots of options for customization open, this game could easily be as popular as the likes of Monday Night Combat, Gotham City Imposters or even Team Fortress 2.
The team behind Autoduel have a vision to create a game that will serve as an homage to the great car-combat games of the past, such as Insterstate ’76 and David Jaffe’s very own Twisted Metal games. The company feel that the entire car-combat genre has been ignored by publishers and they want to help re-invigorate it.
Mike Arkin, the co-founder and president of Pixelbionic, has said that his studio’s mission is to assemble a team of developers who all want to try and push the car-combat genre as well as make a game that fans of the genre will want to play. With plans in the hole for a Kickstarter campaign, and a mysterious core team of developers that haven’t been revealed yet, there’s a lot in the potential future for Autoduel and Pixelbionic.