Despite BugBear Entertainment moving onto bigger and better things years ago, Strategy First are still trying to keep the FlatOut series alive. After the abomination that was Chaos and Destruction, they've now announced a new sequel coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC "and more."
I feel like this should be good news, so why am I overcome with a palpable sense of impending doom?
Partly it's down to Strategy First's willingness to publish any old tat on Steam, demonstrating a flagrant disregard for quality control, but their choice of developer is odd to say the least. Though they ostensibly received "numerous offers from great developers worldwide," they settled on Kylotonn Entertainment, who were responsible for the universally panned Motorcycle Club and The Cursed Crusade.
“FlatOut is our most important franchise. There is a strong vocal community that have numerous constructive ideas and suggestions on what they would like to experience in an all new FlatOut. We would like to invite anyone who is a fan of FlatOut to be part of the process. We are excited about our partnership with Kylotonn Entertainment“, says Strategy First Director Emanuel Wall.
“Strategy First and Kylotonn will create an exciting FlatOut experience. The online game community will still have everything that originally made FlatOut such a great title. While at the same time we here at Kylotonn will introduce and create new experiences and moments that we think people will love,“ says Roman Vincent, Director of Kylotonn Entertainment."
Kylotonn are developing WRC 5 for later this year, so have time to prove that they've got the chops.