The bunch that brought you 2008 dud Too Human is now on the public dole, getting a $4 million gummint check the studio says will help it build its next AAA-game.
The Canadian government gave the money to Silicon Knights of St. Catharines, Ontario, under the auspices of a local development grant. Instead of a tax break to lure a prospective business it's a straight-up cash payment to an existing one, and it's legal under Canadian law provided the beneficiary has no competitors in its area. Silicon Knights does not.
The studio's outspoken founder, Denis Dyack, wouldn't say what kind of game Silicon Knights is cooking up, but did say, according to the Welland Tribune that it'll take two to five years to develop. Well, that's only half as long as it took to get Too Human out the door!