Smed is well known for his 20-year reign at SOE and then Daybreak, which he departed in 2015, and most recently for Hero’s Song studio Pixelmage Games, which closed down last year ostensibly for financial reasons.
While Smed wouldn’t speak about the game on the record back then, Amazon did cite his MMO experience when telling gamers that his game is “an ambitious new project that taps into the power of the AWS Cloud and Twitch to connect players around the globe in a thrilling new game world.” We might have a clue today as he’s tweeted about PC shooters, soliciting opinions on gunplay.
Question – What PC shooter has the best gunplay in your opinion? (working on something for a new game)
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 5, 2017
It doesn’t mean the game itself is a shooter, though shooter mechanics might be on the table. At the very least, go feed him your opinions.