Silicon Knights has been granted a $500,000 investment to develop a "psychological thriller" for next generation systems.
The studio, of Eternal Darkness (GC) fame, was awarded funding by the Ontario Media Development Corporation to create a prototype that would be marketed to potential publishers, according to Toohuman.net.
"We believe that Ontario, and Niagara in particular, is an excellent place for a company to thrive, and, with the OMDC's funding through the Video Game Prototype Initiative, it clearly shows that the Ontario government is on the same page. Ontario's best natural resource is our people, and with all the great universities and colleges in Ontario, there's an abundance of bright and creative talent. Most of Silicon Knights' team are graduates of Ontario colleges and universities, and our team members are the best and brightest in their fields. This grant will encourage this great talent to stay within Ontario.
Denis Dyack, President and founder of Silicon Knights.
The project is said to be ready by 2010. No platforms or further details were specified, aside from the game being targeted for all "next generation" systems.
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