Retro Studios, the workforce behind Metroid Prime and the 2 Donkey Kong Nation Returns video games, has made a giant rent as it really works on Metroid Prime 4. VGC has introduced that the studio has introduced on Bharathwaj Nandakumar, a long-time Activision veteran who has labored on the Name of Obligation: Black Ops sequence.
In line with VGC, Nandakumar was most lately credited as lead engineer on Black Ops 4. Throughout the previous decade, he has labored on the entire sequence. He was reportedly introduced into the Nintendo-owned studio again in April, but it surely’s solely being reported on now.
Retro Studios is engaged on Metroid Prime 4, however this was not at all times the case. In truth, the sport was being labored on by one other workforce till early 2019, when improvement was restarted with the unique trilogy developer on the helm.
Since then, it has been reported that about half the Metroid Prime three workforce remains to be on the studio, and that the director of Donkey Kong Nation: Tropical Freeze was additionally working there once more after a stint at Tremendous Fortunate’s Story developer Playful Corp.
It isn’t really clear whether or not Nandakumar is engaged on Metroid Prime 4, as we’re undecided if Retro Studios is engaged on one other sport. The brand new Metroid Prime was introduced at E3 2017, however no gameplay footage has been proven from any iteration of the sport as of but.
Hopefully we’ll see one thing of the sport soon–the final Metroid Prime sport was the underwhelming Metroid Prime: Federation Pressure for the 3DS in 2016.