Shroud and Sacriel are making their own game

Shroud and Sacriel are making their own game
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Written by 

Tom Chapman


16th Mar 2023 15:47

Three titans of the gaming world are coming together, as Twitch legends Mike "Shroud" Grzesiek and Chris "Sacriel" Ball have joined with video game developer Slash Damage to create their own game.

Going under the name of "Project Astrid," these three are the latest to muscle in on the market - following the likes of Dr Disrespect with DEADROP.

What is Project Astrid?

Project Astrid announcement Shroud Sacriel
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Although details on Project Astrid are thin on the ground, it's currently in pre-production and is AAA open-world survival. Other than that, we only know it will be a brand-new IP. Splash Damage is known best for Brink, but sadly, this venture dashes our hopes it'll be Brink 2

Although Shroud is Sacriel are called "core members of the development team," the release doesn't reveal how close to development they'll be. Still, with their plates full of streaming commitments, it remains to be seen how involved they'll be or whether it's just a case of putting their names on Project Astrid.

Splash Damage has a 450-strong studio in South London and is entering "an exciting new era." Following the acquisition of UK-based Bulkead and building its own in-house publishing team, Project Astrid comes after the reveal of Transformers: Reactivate at The Game Awards.

Shroud and Sacriel promise something different with Project Astrid

Explaining what's on the way, Shroud said, "This project means everything to me. Chris and I have refined a vision for what's next in the survival genre and with Splash Damage we're setting out to build it.

We want to build the best survival game ever, and with Sacriel's brain and Splash Damage's team, I know we can do it."

Sacriel added, "This is a dream come true. Mike and I have been envisioning a world where we help build the game that streamers and gamers love playing. To be able to execute with a team as esteemed and experienced as Splash Damage is a privilege.

"In our work together to date, it is clear to us that we are truly part of the team and that we are well positioned to help bring this dream to reality." We'll keep you posted as Project Astrid starts to form, but with Shroud and Sacriel's credentials, we guess a big FPS is on the way. 

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