11 Bit Studios, the developer behind acclaimed This War of Mine and Frostpunk titles, has unveiled its latest publishing partnership, a “deep and morally ambiguous narrative RPG” currently codenamed Project Vitriol.
While 11 Bit publishes and supports Project Vitriol, the game is actually the work of Polish developer Fool’s Theory – a “collective of AAA veterans” with previous credits on The Witcher 2 and 3. Its previous title, the in-world RPG opened Seven: The Days Long Gone, released in 2017, and the studio has also provided support for Outriders and Divinity Original Sin 2.
Regarding Project Vitriol, 11 Bit Studios claims that the “deep and morally ambiguous narrative RPG” is “on a scale and scope that has not yet been undertaken by the publisher”, and the CEO and Fool’s Theory project manager Jakub Rokosz had a bit more to say. as part of its announcement.
“The game is about the esoteric side of reality, that dark part of the world that most of us don’t see and aren’t aware of, but the darkness,” he explained, “she is there, lurking behind every corner.”
“He’s watching us closely from the shadows, and whether we know it or not, he’s wreaking havoc, making sure we’ll have a debt to pay. And to give you a sense of truth,” Rokosz continued, ” the story begins in a place and time where reality, folklore, energy and mysticism met in a melting pot: early 20th century Warsaw, under Imperial Russian Tsarism.”
More details on the Vitriol project will arrive this “summer”.