Slant Six’s new game is an original IP, out next year

Now that Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is finished and pushed out the door, developer Slant Six Games has announced their next undertaking: Strata Scavenger.

An original property — a first for the studio — the game can be expected some time in 2013. Given its “its creative and technical innovation,” the Canadian Media Fund has backed the project to the tune of $1 million.

The game involves, according to senior producer Mike Kerr who’s spoken to Eurogamer, “running out into the world with limited fuel for your craft, hunting and exploring what is quite a massive post-apocalyptic cityscape.”

“You’re looking for resources, bringing them back to your base, combining them to make better trade items and then working your way through a system of merchants to trade with. That’s the baseline concept.”

Here’s a poster from Slant Six’s website:

Raccoon City released this week, to some rather negative reviews. The PS3 and Xbox 360 Metacritic averages stand at 49 and 54, respectively.