Playdead, the makers of atmospheric indie games Inside and Limbo, is now at work on its next project. The studio announced on Twitter that the team is back to work on a “new adventure,” and they’ve got a screenshot to prove it.
Thanks for your warm reception of INSIDE. Since release, Playdead founder Arnt Jensen and the team have been working on the next adventure. pic.twitter.com/RfejnH39mR— Playdead (@Playdead) January 20, 2017
The image above is presumably a teaser shot from Playdead’s upcoming game. It’s reminiscent of Inside’s muted color palette, but appears to take place in an intergalactic setting. The tiny hero looks like an astronaut, and it appears they’re traversing a planetary surface.
It’s heartening for studio fans that Playdead is already at work on its next game. We waited nearly six years after Limbo to play Inside, the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One follow-up that was first announced at E3 2014. Following Inside’s release, studio co-founder Dino Patti left Playdead, to the tune of a reported $7 million settlement.
That event hasn’t seemed to slow the studio down, based on its tweet. It’s too early to say whether Playdead is going into space for its follow-up to Inside, but that would be a marked change of scenery from 2016’s most darkly comic earthbound adventure. We at Polygon were huge fans of Inside, which earned the number two spot on our Game of the Year list.