Even so, those backers and the Early Access customers who followed them helped build a stable foundation on which Bruno could build Crate Entertainment. Development on Grim Dawn proper is coming to an end, and Bruno estimates the game’s lifetime earnings have doubled or possibly even tripled the money spent making it. The studio is now working on an expansion for Grim Dawn that will launch early next year (probably), and has started work on a “totally different type of game” to launch after that, both of which will be funded by Grim Dawn.
“Working on this project is like easy mode to some extent. We’ve already got the funding for it. I know how we’re going to release, just not necessarily at what point… I think that we have all the funding we need to complete it and whether we release on Early Access or not is more a question of to what extent we want early feedback on the game.”
Medierra mentioned occasionally he wants to make another style of game after Grim Dawn. What, when and how he never really said anything about. They’re focussing on some new rogue dungeons and expansion first before that new project begins.
If someone cares to search back thru the Misadventures around or just after release I’m pretty sure in the comments medierra mentioned the “secret” project way back then (I’m about 95% certain that was the time frame when he very first mentioned it publicly).
Wait a second, Crate is planning to release one more expansion for GD and that’s it? Story ends in the middle, I highly doubt single expansion can cover another half of the story that should see the light, or am I missing something?
Plus no matter the game has decent amount of content, it feels like still missing a lot… I was really hoping for something more.
I am not aware that they want to do an RTS game - only that medierra has been a 1337 RTS player. He mostly spoke of a Sci-fi ARPG, but as you said that was six years ago, and that might have changed plans:
Other than that he hinted at games, which play in the GD universe. About a year ago he was more vage (i.e. professional ;)) about their next project:
Ah, my mistake. That those trigger something. It’s sci-fi arpg. It made me remember of Shadowground, first title of Frozenbyte studio. It’s very simple but with good storytelling and dark.
If they still want to make that sci-fi arpg, no doubt I will buy it. Have been itching for something like that for a long time. Also, if it’s spaceship arpg, even better! I want another Space Ranger with real ARPG element!
I think it will be long before Crate announce a completely new game, 2020 maybe?
Although GD still have many stories that I want to know, Crate might be want to “refresh” a bit before. That’s the trend that’s I’ve seen in others when I see Runic creates Hob (Zelda-like Adventure) and Lab Zero creates Indivisible (Valkyrie Profile RPG) which I can’t wait to buy them.
They “refresh”, we got a nice "refresh"ment. BOTH WINS!!!