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Blood Dragon director Dean Evans still crazy, working on his dream project

Posted on January 29, 2014 AT 12:22pm

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon director Dean Evans has revealed that he’s currently working on his “dream project” for Ubisoft.

As part of a Polygon profile, Evans announced that he’s in the process of assembling a new Montreal-based studio to begin work on the title. Joining him are Ubisoft concept artist Darren Bartley and a “well-known industry veteran” who’s as of yet unnamed. ”It’s the one all of us have always wanted to make and it seems like they’re gonna let us do it,” Evans said.

Though didn’t provide any concrete details on what sort of game the team will be making, he did express a desire to build experiences that are more inclusive. “The audience I’m interested in speaking to is people that dismiss games and don’t consider themselves gamers,” Evans said. “There is so much we can do to bring new gamers into the fold, but we’re constantly putting up barriers all the fucking time.”

If that sounds like the man who brought us cyborg commando Rex Power Colt has gone all soft and David Cage-y on us, don’t worry. Judging by a pair of rejected pitches he shared during the interview, he’s still got a few screws loose upstairs. Exhibit A: a twin-stick platformer about a vomiting, farting astronaut named Captain Uranus. Exhibit B: a stealth game about a kelptomaniac Hasidic Jew entitled So Jew Wanna Be a Thief. (His plan was to publish that second game under a new “Jewbisoft” label. Obviously.)

While it might seem surprising that Ubisoft would put the man behind those ideas in charge of his own project, Blood Dragon‘s phenomenal success helps put that decision in perspective. After launching last April, the standalone expansion went on to sell more than 500,000 copies in its first two months.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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