Without fanfare or pretense, Starbreeze Studios recently revealed a new co-op shooter entitled Storm. In fact, the unveiling came so quietly, in can hardly be referred to as an announcement.
Last week, Starbreeze simply updated its website’s “Games” page to include Storm under “Currently in Development.” Storm joins Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons on the list of games in active development.
Starbreeze Studios, by the way, is the developer of Syndicate, Payday: The Heist, and The Chronicles of Riddick series.
Evidence of Storm was posted with the following description:
Currently in development.
Co-op Sci Fi FPS.
It is our future.
As it stands, that’s all we know about the game. Some believe it to be a rebrand of Cold Mercury, which was announced in February of 2012 and has since been absent from the scene. Cold Mercury was expected to be a free-to-play title, though many assumed it cancelled after Mikael Nermark, Starbreeze’s CEO, ruled out free-to-play as a viable option for the studio.
“We’re never going to do free-to-play, because then you have to cater to everyone out there–that’s costly and it’s hard,” Nermark said to EDGE back in July.
As you might have guessed, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know anything more about the game, so keep on reading, readers.