Acclaimed games designer Denis Dyack has announced that his development team over at Silicon Knights are currently working on one of their most requested IP’s for next generation consoles. Dyack is probably most fondly remembered for Eternal Darkness and the Legacy of Kain series. Hopefully we should hear more about his project at E3 in June.
“Bottom-line, and this is pretty public, we went through hell last generation by trying to adopt the Unreal Engine. It hurt us so dramatically that it affected us a lot, all the way through. You know, we’re hoping to fix that this gen. We’ve suffered a lot, that’s all I can say,” Dyack continued.
Interestingly, he refers to last generation and “this gen” because Silicon Knights has already moved on to new consoles. Dyack’s not ready to talk about the next-gen project, but given his comments on Eternal Darkness recently, we have a strong suspicion that Silicon Knights is actually working on the fan favorite.
“We’re really excited and we’re working on our next generation stuff. We’re working on an IP that’s our most requested and we’re really excited about that.”
“We’re smaller, obviously,” he said referring to layoffs, “and we’re going back to our roots. I’m really looking forward to a point in time when we can talk about it, it’s just not today. That’s the current state of things. I think the state of our demise has been greatly exaggerated. Here we are. We’re here.”