French video game designer Raphaël Colantonio has started up his own indie company titled Wolfeye Studios. That’s right, the founder and president of Arkane Studios left from under Bethesda’s wing to start his own company, in which Wolfeye Studios’ first game will appear at The Game Awards 2019 this year.
But that’s not all when it comes to folks leaving Arkane Studios. According to a press release sent out by Wolfeye Studios, Julien Roby — a former executive producer at Arkane Studios — has announced that their first project will be announced at The Game Awards on December 12th, 2019.
The former Arkane boys aren’t alone, though, according to the official website, we learn that Wolfeye Studios’ chief operating officer is Binu Philip. The three have a mission to bring gamers “simple indie games” that focus on “player experience.”
As per wolfeye-studios.com, you can learn more about this new studio and why indie is its focus and not triple-A material:
“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 the Independent games are in the best space to do so.
With WolfEye, we’re pushing our passion further and go deeper with the simulation and gameplay possibilities by focusing on interactions more than we ever did in our past games. We value bold art direction and stylized graphics. Simplified visual production pipeline allows us to be more agile and focus on what really matters: player experience as a whole. We want players to live their own adventures in rich simulated worlds that respond to actions and decisions in ways that is unique to each playthrough.”
Although I’m not holding my breath on anything decent coming out of Wolfeye Studios, we’ll know what this studio is all about come December 12th, given that’s the date when we’ll see the company’s first game.
While The Game Awards will kick-off on December 12th, 2019, starting at 8:30 P.M. ET / 5:30 P.M. PT, what are your thoughts on this new studio making indie games for “the players”?