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Housemarque’s biggest and most ambitious game may be a PS5 launch title

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Resogun-2

Rewind the clock back to the end of 2013, and the best game that you could play on your fancy new PlayStation 4 already existed. Long before InFAMOUS: Second Son popped up, way way before God of War went through an amazing soft reboot and many eons before Marvel’s Spider-Man started slinging webs across New York City, there was Resogun.

Developed by Housemarque, Resogun was a shoot ‘em up that looked humble on the surface but was so capable of knocking the oxygen out of your lungs with its incredible visuals that it would result in Keanu Reeves rocking up to exclaim how breath-taking the experience was. Since then, Housemarque has been responsible for some of the best games of this generation and Matterfall. Alienation was twin-stick blasting at its finest, while Nex Machina evolved the genre into a face-melting explosion of precision and timing.

Housemarque was banking on Stormdivers being their next big project, but that game was shelved for something else that the studio called their “biggest and most ambitious” game, developed in part with “amazing support from our yet-to-be-announced partner”. According to Gamereactor.dk, Housemarque is currently in cahoots (CAHOOTS I SAY) with Sony, with all hands on deck to get this game ready for the PlayStation 5.

As for what that game is? Here’s what we know so far:

If there’s a clue to the nature of Housemarque’s mysterious project, it lies in previous comments from the studios to move towards more modern games as opposed to their sick riffs on classic genres and themes. The studio is currently throwing everything they’ve got at this project now that Stormdivers has been put on hold, and if it is part of the first wave of PlayStation 5 launch games, it’ll most likely be revealed tomorrow night.

Dang it…that probably means that it isn’t Resogun 2. Still, nobody crafts a game like Housemarque, and having one of their superb titles kickstart the next-gen is a recipe for success.

Last Updated: June 10, 2020

6 Comments

  1. Most Ambitious Future releases:

    CDPR: Cyberpunk 2077
    Ubisoft: Beyond Good and Evil 2
    EA: Something with lootboxes or lucky packets whatever
    Housemarque: Nothing!!

    i’m just looking forward to participate in these ambitious games and see where the future takes us.

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  2. Skyblue

    June 10, 2020 at 14:25

    I’ll play anything from Housemarque but especially Resogun, again. One the best games ever created, no discussion.

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    • OddSockZA

      June 10, 2020 at 15:11

      No disagreement from me there.

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    • The D

      June 10, 2020 at 15:27

      The only game of theirs that never clicked with me was Matterfall. I’d chalk that up to the bonkers controls more than anything else though.

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      • Skyblue

        June 10, 2020 at 15:46

        I never played it after watching a gameplay video while considering the purchase. I thought it looked very slick but looked a bit finicky.

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        • OddSockZA

          June 10, 2020 at 16:15

          It’s one of my least favourite HM games. Still has some neat ideas and is as addictive as you’d imagine once you get into it, but those awful cumbersome controls. Sies.

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