The studio will publish the game itself.
People Can Fly (Painkiller, Gears of War: Judgment, Outriders) announced that Take-Two Interactive had decided to terminate the production and publishing contract with the studio concerning its game codenamed Project Dagger. Despite that, People Can Fly sees great potential in the game, so it will now become one of the studio's self-published titles.
People Can Fly owns all the rights to the action-adventure game, which has been in development for two years.
"We strongly believe in Project Dagger and want to continue working on it as part of our self-publishing activities. The game is still in pre-production - our team is currently focusing on refining the combat and gameplay systems and migrating from UE4 to UE5," explained Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO of People Can Fly (via Google Translate.)
The company doesn't rule out cooperation with a new publisher and might even return to cooperation with Take-Two Interactive on another project in the future.
Project Dagger is one of the seven games currently being developed by People Can Fly. The studio is working on Gemini – a new project for Square Enix, Bifrost and Victoria – a self-publishing project, Red – a project still in the concept phase, and two VR games: Green Hell VR and a new VR adaptation of one of People Can Fly's games.
The company maintains its strategy to launch one game every year in a collaborative or self-publishing model starting in 2024.