Despite being dropped by Sony, Tequila Works’ third-person adventure game RiME is still being worked on. Today, the Spanish studio announced that they had found a publisher for the PS4 title, and are teaming up with Grey Box to make sure it sees a 2017 release. Also involved in the deal is Six Foot, a company that provides community support for several game publishers including Grey Box.
Tequila Works’ second game stars a boy who finds himself shipwrecked on an open-world island. Players are then tasked with exploring the island, and discovering its secrets. It was originally set to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive and to be published by Sony until March of this year when the developer announced that they had reacquired the rights to RiME. Rumors then surfaced that the game was dropped by Sony due to a lack of progress in development, but the Spanish developer claimed that development was “going well.”
RiME originally turned heads with a gorgeous announcement trailer that was shown off at Gamescom 2013. One year later, at the same conference Tequila Works would show off almost two minutes of footage, which you can see below.
As one would expect, Six Foot COO Christian Svensson was excited about this opportunity to work on a highly anticipated game. “From its very first moving reveal, RiME has been a game that has excited and fascinated our team,” said Svensson. “Tequila Works has put an immense amount of passion and creativity into shaping a beautiful and deeply personal universe, and we’re all excited to share that experience with gamers next year.
Meanwhile Tequila Works’ CEO and creative director Raúl Rubio Munárriz had this to say. “We’ve always wanted RiME to captivate players’ imaginations, capturing that feeling of being a child and experiencing the wonders of a bedtime story for the first time,” said Munárriz. “We’re so excited to find in Grey Box and Six Foot partners just as eager as we are to make that vision for such a personal project a reality.”
More news on RiME including “gameplay and platform availability” will be announced early next year. Victory Point will have that news and more on the adventure title as it approaches its 2017 release date.