Red. Black. Fate is being developed by seven of Germany's best-known game studios working together as the "German All Stars."
"German All Stars" may not be the catchiest name ever, but it's a pretty cool idea: Black Forest Games (Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams), Cliffhanger Productions (Jagged Alliance Online), Daedalic Entertainment (Deponia, Night of the Rabbit), Deck 13 (Jack Keane), Keen Games (Anno 1701), King Art (Book of Unwritten Tales) and trailer production studio Virgin Lands have come together to work on a single project entitled Red. Black. Fate.
"Such a gathering of normally competing studios is something the industry hasn't seen in a long time," the group said in a statement. "We want to do away with marketing interests, revenue optimization and competition - and we want to do what unites all of us: Sharing our love and passion of developing games."
Each studio will contribute a "different gaming experience" as well as part of the overall development budget. A crowdfunding campaign is also planned to help support the project and other contributors are welcome to take part; so far companies including Dynamedion, Metric Minds, Nevigo, Pixable and Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager have joined the effort.
As to what exactly Red. Black. Fate is, well, that's a bit trickier. It's German, it's scheduled to come out in mid-2014 and a portion of the revenues generated will go to charity. The team said it will "consist of different gameplay experiences [with] creative and unusual concepts," but beyond that, all is shrouded in mystery. You can find out a little bit more about the team itself, however, at german-allstars.com.