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News video games 29 July 2022, 20:49

New Game From Disco Elysium Devs Could Take Us Into Space

Studio ZA/UM, the creators of the excellent RPG Disco Elysium, is working on a new game, which may not necessarily be a sequel to that 2019 hit. For it is possible that the new game will take us into space.

In March 2022 we wrote - based on a job advertisement - that the independent studio ZA/UM may be developing a sequel to their debut project, Disco Elysium, on Unreal Engine 5. The game, as you may remember, turned out to be one of the best RPGs of recent years. The conjecture about the sequel was not a stretch, for a year earlier the main writer of that game, Helen Hindpere, stated in an interview with GamingBolt that its creation is practically certain.

Fresh job advertisement at the UK headquarters of ZA/UM suggests, however, that the developer is working on a completely different game - or is developing two games simultaneously (it's possible, since the number of people employed by the company is already approx. 65 and still growing). Indeed, the company is looking for a concept artist "with a talent for visualizing the extraordinary, a passion for visual storytelling, experience in creating and developing inspiring concepts," and "a love of science fiction and space."

The offer goes on to say that one of the duties of the person hired will be to designing outerworldly environments, buildings and interiors that fit a science fiction universe. So it's hard to suppose that this description points to a sequel to Disco Elysium. However, whatever ZA/UM is making, it's worth keeping an eye on.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

Has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined five years later - although he has known the service since he had access to the internet - to combine his love for words and games. Deals mainly with news and journalism. A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. He started his gaming adventure at the age of four - with a Pegasus. Currently, prefers PC and demanding RPGs, but does not shy away from consoles or other genres. When he's not playing or writing, he enjoys reading, watching series (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and also walking the dog. Almost uncritically loves the work of Stephen King. Does not abandon plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.