Developer Housemarque, primarily known for their work on the PlayStation 5 and PC roguelite shooter Returnal, has announced a new significant addition to its studio.
By the end of 2024, they intend to launch “one of the Nordics’ most advanced gaming headquarters” in downtown Helsinki. You can view the developer’s full message on the matter below:
A Modern Dwelling for Gameplay Innovation and Workplace Culture
“Housemarque, a member of the PlayStation Studios family and Finland’s longest standing gaming firm, is gearing up to launch one of the Nordics’ most advanced gaming headquarters by the end of 2024. Located in downtown Helsinki, this facility will not only be a testament to our rich gaming legacy, but will also be a beacon of innovation and creativity in the Northernmost capital.
Our vision is more than just a shiny new office; it’s about setting a new standard. With features like cutting-edge meeting rooms, proper audio studios, testing areas, and wellness spaces, we are creating an environment that merges Nordic sensibilities with creativity, aiming to attract the world’s best game developers.
Sustainability remains core to our values. Our revamped hub will champion green initiatives, ensuring a balance between technology and planetary care. As we embark on this transformative journey, we’re committed to further solidifying our position in the world of gameplay innovation.
We will update you with more info and cool pictures next year!”
You can keep up to date on Housemarque’s developments via their official website.
Throughout Returnal, players take on the role of Selene, a space pilot lost in this alien-filled world where she can dash and shoot enemies in third-person shooting combat. The game mimics a shmup where waves of bullets rain on the player. Still, death isn’t all that bad. Every time you die, the world and its environment will alter. Players will also have access to different alt-fire and mysterious devices that will change their playstyle during any given run.
Returnal is now available on PlayStation 5 and PC.
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