Paul Rustchynsky, the director behind the first-party PlayStation racing game DriveClub and lead designer for the Motorstorm series, will be announcing a new project this year.
He is currently working on an unannounced project as part of Avalanche Studio’s new Liverpool development team. Unfortunately for fans of the aforementioned titles, his next project will not be a racing game.
“In 2021 we (Avalanche Studios Group) opened a new studio in Liverpool, an exciting moment for me having achieved one of my career goals. In 2022 we’ll get to announce the game we’ve been working on for the past year.
To set some expectations, I’m not working on a racing game. So sorry, no DRIVECLUB sequel, MotorStorm successor or ONRUSH offshoot. This is something very different to anything I’ve worked on before.
There are more projects being worked on at Avalanche than most people would expect!”
We're working on another new IP that's yet to be announced. There are more projects being worked on at Avalanche than most people would expect!
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) January 1, 2022
While it’s great that the Avalanche team are working on something new, it’s a shame that it won’t be a spiritual successor to the Motorstorm titles. Those PlayStation racing games were the bee’s knees.