Alien: Isolation Lead Designer Joins Rare's Everwild Team At Xbox

The release of Rare's Everwild may still be a way off, but we've at least got some fresh news about it today in the form of a new hire for the team, with former Alien: Isolation lead designer Gary Napper joining the project.

Napper, who also served on the early design team for Halo Wars 2, took to Twitter yesterday to express his excitement at becoming Design Director on Everwild, stating that he's "looking forward to making some amazing things".

Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty provided an update on the progress of Everwild about a month ago, telling the Kinda Funny Gamescast that reports of a "reset" or "restructure" for the game were "probably a little more definite, a little more extreme than what really happens as a game comes to life."

It still sounds like it's a good few years away, but hopefully with Napper's extensive experience (Supermassive Games, Criterion, EA, Sony, Creative Assembly), the team will be able to create something even more special.

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