- Talking to videogaming247 ahead of GDC in San Francisco today, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars developer Splash Damage has confirmed that it's now working on a brand new IP - an action project leading on PC - and that it will be as "deep, or deeper" than last year's id franchise-shooter.
The studio is currently negotiating a deal with an unspecified publisher on the new title.
Start of work on the game is responsible for the studio's recently announced recruitment drive.
"We want to demonstrate that we can do something completely new," said Splash Damage owner Paul Wedgwood, adding that ongoing attempts to make Enemy Territory: Quake Wars easier on new players had informed the entire approach to the new game, with "a third" of the company's efforts going into making an interface to help out newbies.
"Accessibility is the key," he said. "The new game will be as deep, or deeper, than Enemy Territory, but easier to get into."
Wedgwood said that the PC remained the key focus for prototyping and development at Splash Damage, with Texan developer Nerve Software handling the company's console versions.
"The PC is really strong," he said. "But you have to develop specifically for the PC, because back-porting from consoles just doesn't...