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This Xbox studio is making a multiplayer survival game because you voted for it

You may remember that Press Play - the Danish studio behind Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba - was taking a slightly different direction for its next game. Not just because it wasn't going to be a charming, magnificent platformer for once, but because the public got to vote (opens in new tab) for their favourite of three potential new titles.

The votes have now been totted up, and the winner was Project: Knoxville, an intriguing-sounding multiplayer survival-action game, set amongst the events of some grotesque, futuristic game show. Inspired by The Running Man and The Hunger Games, you'll be scavenging for weapons, fighting off AI enemies and making shaky, easily-broken alliances with your fellow human players. It sounds horrible, just the way we like it.

As for the other prototypes, it seems as though Dwarka and Karoo (oh sweet Karoo, you will always have my vote) are now fully shelved. The studio had previously been split into thirds to flesh out each potential game, but a blog post (opens in new tab) explains that the whole studio is now united behind Knoxville. Next week, on 17th September, the studio will start its bi-weekly Twitch streams of live development, which will continue throughout the process of making the game.

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Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.