Housemarque Discuss Studio’s Future Directions After Nex Machina


Housemarque released a lot of highly entertaining games over the past couple of years, and Nex Machina promises to be yet another success for the studio.

In a recent interview with Gamesindustry, Housemarque CEO Ilari Kuittinen revealed that the studio might be taking another direction regarding their future projects after the release of Nex Machina.

The next games that we are working on are not really that kind of game. It’s going to be something different from us, after the games we’re getting out now… In general terms, the problem might be that the bigger audience might be expecting something else than a top-down or side-scrolling game – let’s put it that way.

Most of our games have been exclusive to various PlayStation platforms – not all of them, but most. But we can see the need to diversify, and I wonder if there is still breathing space for the games that we do. Basically, you can ask, ‘Is Nex Machina the last of its kind?

The funny part is that we’re gonna have a documentary about all of this, coming out later this year. But that’s another thing, and besides, we don’t know how the story ends yet.

What do you think of Housemarque considering a change in direction? To be honest, I am personally a huge fan of their style in games and will continue to support them whether they choose to transition into a new style or stay the same.