Even after Microsoft's big Xbox Games Showcase last week, we still know little to nothing about Rare's brand new IP, Everwild. We've previously heard how the game has been in development for at least three years now, and that it might adopt the games as a service model - similar to Sea of Thieves.
Although last week's new trailer gave us another look, it didn't really give us any extra insight and we're still yet to see some proper gameplay footage. So what's up? Why is Rare not sharing more information about this new project? The truth is, it's because it's still experimenting with ideas. Rare's studio head, Craig Duncan, went into detail about this in an interview with Polygon days before the Xbox showcase.
“Part of the reason we haven’t talked a lot about Everwild is because we’re still feeling a lot of these things out. We’re still playing around with gameplay ideas.
“We’ll have plenty to say in the future on that, but … we have an idea we feel really passionate about, and we think there’s something special. I have a team of people that wake up every morning with the desire to make this game that they’re really, really passionate about.”
As noted, Rare will have plenty more to say in the future. Duncan may have provided a hint, though, about what to expect - mentioning how the team learned a lot from Sea of Thieves and loves the idea of players creating stories together:
“We learned a lot from Sea of Thieves. At its heart, we love the idea of Sea of Thieves [and] players creating stories together. I think with Everwild, Louise [O’Connor] and her leadership team are really passionate about giving players a world that they can just lose themselves in — you know, a lot of nature feels magical."
Right after the latest trailer was shown, Everwild's Executive Producer, Louise O'Conner, explained how this upcoming release would give players a "magical and untamed world to explore", allow them to "be eternal", and feel how magic flows through nature and connects with every living thing.
According to VGC, the game will reportedly be an "ambitious" third-person adventure title with "god game" elements. Do you like the look of Everwild's latest trailer? Are you eager to find out more about the game? Leave a comment below.