Real-time strategy veterans that previously worked at Blizzard on StarCraft II and WarCraft III games have formed a new studio to make a next great RTS game, after failing to greenlit RTS games at Blizzard, reportedly.
Last week Blizzard have announced that they're ending content development for their mega-popular RTS game StarCraft II. We wrote about it here . Now, a large number of veterans who have worked on StarCraft II and Warcraft III have formed a new company called the Frost Giant Studios .
It's been clear for quite some time that RTS games are not making enough money for Activision, and that folks from Blizzard have tried to greenlit RTS games in the past couple of years with no success, according to Jason Schreier .
So, it's no surprise that these well-known heads from the gaming-industry decided to assemble under the new roof, with a bold "Real-Time Strategy Returns!" statement in their studio-reveal tweet.
Here’s a list of people involved in the Frost Giant studio:
- Tim Morten (Production Director & CEO) - Former Production Director of StarCraft II and C&C: Generals 2.
- Tim Campbell (Game Director & President) - Former Game Director of Wasteland 3, Lead Campaign Designer of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
- Cara LaForge (Business Operations Lead) - Former Senior Program Manager at Blizzard Esports, co-founder of Day 9 TV.
- Jesse Brophy (Art Director) - Former Lead Artist on StarCraft II and Principal Artist on Diablo IV.
- Ryan Schutter (Lead UX Designer) - Former Lead Designer on StarCraft II, creator of GameHeart.
- Kevin Dong (Lead Co-op Designer) - Former Lead Co-Op Designer on StarCraft II, Manager for Team Liquid.
- Joseph Shunk (Lead Client Engineer) - Former Gameplay Engineer on StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged.
- Austin Hudelson (Lead Server Engineer) - Former Server Engineer for StarCraft II.
- Micky Neilson (Writer, External) - Former Publishing Lead and Senior Writer at Blizzard, author of two NY Times Best Selling novels.
We wish them good luck with new projects and smooth development of upcoming RTS games, which should lack no quality, with a team like this one.