Former Arkane Studios execs have come together to found a new independent game company, WolfEye Studios, and plan to announce their first title next month.
If you needed more reason to look forward to The Game Awards this year, one of the game announcements you can expect will be the debut title from WolfEye Studios. Raphael Colantonio and Julien Roby, both of whom previously worked at Arkane and helped create the Dishonored franchise, have come together to found the new game studio.
The company announced the formation today, while promising gamers a first look at their initial game during The Game Awards next month. If you can’t wait that long, you can at least enjoy this quick teaser image they revealed:
As a fully distributed team, WolfEye Studios aims to create games in which players live their own adventures in rich simulated worlds that respond to actions and decisions in ways that are unique to each playthrough. Today, the studio released a teaser image for its first title, which will be announced at The Game Awards in December.
Colantonio’s nearly 20-year long career as the founder and creative director at Arkane Studios paved the way for some of the game industry’s most revered and groundbreaking titles. Roby has a deep bench of experience in the industry as well, having produced some legendary titles like Dishonored and Arx Fatalis and having worked alongside Colantonio for more than 12 years. After departing from Arkane, the duo spent time away from any one particular project before coming back together to form WolfEye.
“After taking some time off, and consulting for a variety of video games companies, I’m ready for a new adventure” added Colantonio, President and Creative Director at WolfEye. “The AAA market is risk-averse and innovation suffers from it. As a Game Designer, I’ve been wanting to try new ideas and approaches, and I believe independent games are in the best space to do so.”
“This is an incredible opportunity to work together again with Raf, being able to build the kind of unique and deep games we love to play,” said Roby, CEO and Executive Producer at WolfEye. “The decision to work as a distributed team around the world has meant we’re able to find some of the best talents in the industry to help craft our vision.”
The Game Awards will be live on December 10th, so be sure to tune in for your first look (which we’ll also have covered here on the site). What kind of game are you hoping to see out of WolfEye Studios?