It would seem that Electronic Arts is collaborating with quite a few recognizable developers on a few big name games – according to a recent posting found on NeoGAF.
The user claims to have stumbled upon a hidden wiki page called ‘EAP Marketing FY13 Home Page,’ and the page allegedly contained information on games currently being produced with Partners. A few of the games have been in known production since last year – but the list also contained a few surprises as well.
The site that NeoGAF tipster Kifimbo found the info on has since been blocked with a password, but the page still very much exists. The fact that we can’t confirm the legitimacy of its contents, however, has forced us to brand the information as rumor for the time being. The games listed, however, are pretty specific, and will peak the interest of long-time fans of each of the developers currently working with EA.
First up, Respawn Entertainment‘s new game was mentioned. Unfortunately, the title is still sans an official name, so gamers are going to have to hold out a little longer for an official reveal. Funcom’s MMORPG, The Secret World, was also given a nod by the list, and it’s currently scheduled to release in April of this year. Insomniac Games’ previously announced Overstrike also made an appearance – but that’s not the only game the former Resistance developer has up its sleeve.
Another game called Outernaughts was mentioned, and it turns out that Insomniac has actually registered the domain for the title. There’s not much else to go on other than the name – but it’s certainly possible that we’ll hear more around E3 2012 time. If the premise of another new Insomniac Game isn’t enough to get you excited, then the promise of seeing a new Populous game may.
Peter Molyneux’s baby, Populous, will be making its triumphant return. The property is currently owned by EA, so it begs the question as to just which company they’ve collaborated with for the project. If they managed to secure Lionhead Studios as the developer on the new game, then a Molyneux-fueled return to the stagnant series may be a great thing for fans.
The games listed on the page will apparently be launching in FY2013 (fiscal year 2013) – which takes place from April 2012 to March 2013, so that means it’s entirely possible that The Secret World may be joined by some of the other EA-published games this year.
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