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Take-Two's Private Division & Game Freak Announce New IP "Project Bloom"


Project Bloom promo screen
Initial sneak peek screenshot of Project Bloom

In a momentous move, two giants in the gaming industry, Private Division and Game Freak, are joining forces to create a brand-new IP, dubbed Project Bloom. The announcement was made by Private Division, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, signaling a new chapter in their collaboration with Game Freak, the renowned developer of the Pokémon franchise.


Game Freak, established in 1989, has an illustrious portfolio that includes Pokémon, among other lesser-known IPs. Its track record of creating engaging and successful games has cemented its place in the industry. On the other hand, Private Division, a relatively young company founded in 2017, has already made a name for itself by publishing popular games such as The Outer Worlds, and OlliOlli World.

Project Bloom Developers
Project Bloom Developers Team

The new IP, Project Bloom, is set to be an action-adventure game. While no official launch date has been revealed, the game is tentatively slated for a release during Take-Two’s 2026 fiscal year. This promising new venture is a significant departure from Game Freak's previous releases, offering a fresh canvas for the studio's creative talents.


Game Freak's director, Kota Furushima, expressed his excitement about the collaboration and the new project. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to create new IP that is bold and tonally different from our prior work," he said.

Project Bloom quote
Project Bloom Director from Game Freak

Furushima added, "From the beginning, Private Division was the publisher we wanted to work with on our new game. Their track record and global expertise give us all the confidence to create a sweeping new action-adventure game that we can't wait to share more about in the future."


This partnership between Game Freak and Private Division offers an exciting prospect for gamers worldwide. With Game Freak's knack for creating captivating worlds and characters, combined with Private Division's publishing prowess, Project Bloom is shaping up to be a highly anticipated release. As fans eagerly await more news, it's clear that this partnership has the potential to produce a game that blooms into a remarkable addition to both companies' stellar portfolios.

The one screenshot shared looks a bit like a fantasy version of Ghosts of Tsushima, but more time and info is needed to know for sure what the game entails... and I for one, can't wait! ~Smash

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NerdCrave
NerdCrave
May 10, 2023

Not sure how much confidence to have in this project, game freak doesn’t have the best track record with anything outside Pokémon, and frankly even that’s been disappointing since the 3DS

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Smash JT
Smash JT
May 10, 2023
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Agreed!

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