After Sifu, make way for multiplayer. The independent studio Sloclap is already working on new projects and one of them is getting a little more detailed through job offers.
Sloclap on a new game, Sifu 2?
No rest for the wicked. While Sifu met with critical and commercial success by surpassing one million players in a month, Sloclap is already thinking about the sequel. If you were hoping for DLC or additional content, all hope is not lost, but the French studio seems to be focusing on a new game.
By searching the advertisements published on the site of theAFJV, we discovered that the Parisian developers were looking to swell their ranks for an unannounced project. According to the information gleaned from the various offers, it won’t be Sifu 2. Sorry to disappoint you. The description of certain jobs to be filled in fact mentions a new licence. The studio should not venture into unknown territory, since it will be a ” 3D action game with stylized art direction “. We already know that it will use the Unreal Engine 4 and that it will be eyeing Beat Them All, since an appetite for the genre is required for one of the key positions.
A multiplayer game with matchmaking
Sloclap should nevertheless return to its first love, since it will be a multiplayer game. The studio is indeed looking for a Confirmed Online/Network Programmer whose mission will be to ” develop new multiplayer and engine functionalities as well as participate in the design and development of the online services architecture “. Developers shouldn’t rely on their systems created for Absolver, their first game, though.
The French company is in fact in the process of designing a new architecture for its online services, which includes the matchmaking or even the provisioning of server. This new game from the creators of Sifu should nevertheless retain a cinematic approach. It’s always about attacks and dodges in ” real-time cutscenes “, can we read in a job offer published on their official website. This project is still very enigmatic and it will surely be necessary to be patient before knowing what it hides. Especially since according to the LinkedIn profile of one of the employees, the development of the game could have started in January 2022.