Two former Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon developers, Gabriela Salvatore and Dean Evans, have teamed up to create Beans, a brand new game development studio operating out of Toronto, Canada.
As yet the start-up has no news on its "unannounced new IP", but it's already found a publishing partner in Devolver Digital, through which it has devised this incredibly funky – if unashamedly retro – website (opens in new tab).
Gabriela Salvatore worked at Ubisoft for four years across a varied career which includes working as a designer, mo-cap producer, and story consultant until they left in 2016 to join Creative Assembly.
Dean Evans had a lengthier 12 years with the French developer/publisher, during which they worked as creative director on the fantastic Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, which Salvatore also worked on (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz (opens in new tab)).
"Beans is a new-age interactive media ensemble specialising in the creation of modern computer entertainment located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada," the website says. "We're currently working on an unannounced new IP with the help of our friends at Devolver Digital."
The studio is recruiting now, so hopefully, the pair will spill the beans (sorry) sooner rather than later…
In related news, don't forget that Ubi Forward (opens in new tab) is set to broadcast in just a few hours' time, and Ubisoft recently shared a teaser trailer (opens in new tab) for the show. The trailer gave us a peek at some of the games we'll be seeing during the upcoming event, with bite-sized glimpses of some of Ubisoft's most anticipated titles, including Assassins Creed Valhalla (opens in new tab), Watch Dogs: Legion (opens in new tab) and Hyper Scape (opens in new tab). The Settlers, however, has just been delayed indefinitely (opens in new tab) , so we'll have to wait and see if and when we'll find out more about that.
We might not know Beans' plans, but there's still plenty to get excited about in gaming this year. Here are the upcoming games of 2020 (opens in new tab) we really just can't wait for.