Newly formed development studio, Wild Sheep, announced last week during Sony’s Gamescom Press Conference that they are working on an “exciting new game” called WiLD (working title).
Wild Sheep’s co-founder, Michel Ancel (known for creating the Rayman series), explained WiLD best on the PlayStation Blog:
When we started working on WiLD we wanted to make sure that we would have fun playing our own game even after months and months of development! This is the reason why the world of WiLD is the size of Europe, with dynamic weather and seasons, and filled with interactive opportunities that feel endless.
Every time you play you’ll discover new things, even in the same place as before. But… the best feature came from our prototyping phase when we started playing as wolves, horses, sheep and… even trout! So we decided that in WiLD every creature should be playable, even the giant and dangerous ones!
All these features combined, open so many new gameplay situations, especially when playing online. How you approach the game is up to you, what you do and even what you are – it’s all up to you.
WiLD is still early on in development, so it currently has no release date. However, when it finally does get released, it will be exclusively for PlayStation 4.
When I first watched the trailer for WiLD, I was extremely confused at what was going on. However, after giving it a week to digest, I really think that WiLD looks like a great game. We obviously don’t know a whole lot about it at this time, so I am excited to learn more about it in the coming months.