Starbreeze wants its own IP
"If you look at the biggest studios in the world, they all have their own IP, from Half Life to Halo," said game director Jerk Gustafsson in the latest issue of 360 magazine. "Hopefully we can get to a point where we can create our own IP like all the big studios do."
Although Starbreeze had an ill-fated attempt at original IP when it first started, art director Jens Matthies believes the Swedish studio has now learnt enough to create something successful, but added he doesn't know when it would get the opportunity to do so.
"When you're starting up most of the time you fail, because making games can be very hard," he said. "But all those things we've learnt over the years, now we're at the point where we can make something that won't fail. It would be really nice to put all that knowledge into our own product…If we're to reach a new plateau from where we are now then that's the step that we need to take, but I don't know how long that will take."
Last month it was announced that Starbreeze is working on a new Jason Bourne title, following a two game contract with publisher EA. The second game in the contract is rumoured to be a remake of a classic EA franchise.