It’s always exciting to see a new development studio hitting the scene. Between the joys they bring with fresh intellectual properties and new ideas, it’s hard not to feel a sense of elation. You’ll find yourself even more hyped if you’re a fan of RPGs as the French studio Big Bad Wolf has recently opened their doors and RPGs are their bread and butter.
Big Bad Wolf is a fresh-faced development studio based out of Bordeaux, France and they’ve got a bit of a pedigree for more mature and narrative based titles. Their staff is sporting a group of veterans from projects such as: Game of Thones, Of Orcs and Men, Styx: Master of Shadows, World of Warcraft, Blood Bowl and Loki: Heroes of Mythology. Even if you’re not familiar with every title on that list, one can clearly tell that they’ve got the chops to make it big.
According to their site’s “Who Are We?” page, Big Bad Wolf wants to make games that strive to make players feel and give them real choices. If you’ve ever loved a stressful point in a game where you’ve had to make a very difficult decision (something like killing a town or a beloved character), it sounds like Big Bad Wolf wants you to feel that ten-fold.
Big Bad Wolf isn’t just making the announcement that they’re “alive,” however. The studio is already hard at work on their first title which is being teased by some blurry images.
The images look rather beautiful, even if blurry. The title will be using an in-house engine and according to Big Bad Wolf, it’s going to be an RPG with a dark tone. They’re projecting that it will be mature and that they’ll be revisiting the genre as a whole to make something new and exciting.
The title is still under wraps for the moment, but they have divulged that it will be available for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One once it’s ready.
I am definitely excited. I know a lot of people likely don’t believe that if they listen to the MONG Podcast, but I actually do have feelings of preference and enthusiasm for things. Big Bad Wolf excites me not only because I absolutely love their studio name, but the idea of more RPGs and more mature and powerful RPGs flooding the market brings a smile to my face. If Big Bad Wolf can bring me something like the narrative experience that Spec Ops: The Line but it’s all the more visceral because you’re committing such acts with swords and bludgeoning devices, I’m sold. Beyond that, I LOVE new IPs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of some older series that are three or five entries deep, but there’s nothing like something all new and fresh hitting the scene. I hope for the best for this new studio and I can’t wait to see what they bring us.