The former Bungie CEO wants to help foster next generation studios with a focus on sustainability. GameDaily chatted at length with Ryan.
With a founding team of 13 industry vets whose past credits include EVE Online and Alan Wake, Mainframe Industries will have studios in Finland and Iceland.
Wise and Schwartz left their positions at Owlchemy Labs in June 2018, shortly after the Austin-based studio was acquired by Google. The two VR mad scientists flew back east to raise the capital they would need to establish a new kind of XR studio.
The team will focus on 'character and narrative-driven game development.' (Image via Kotaku Australia)
The Chinese internet company spent the first half of 2019 buying up minority stakes in game studios and helping western publishers expand into the east. NetEase's next venture is a new North American studio focused on research and development.
Fueled by its big 'turnaround,' and a record-breaking Q1, the publisher is experiencing tremendous growth in a lucrative mobile market.
Schofield co-founded Call of Duty studio Sledgehammer Games, departing after the release of Call of Duty: World War II.
Games industry veteran Klaas Kersting's Phoenix Games was revealed this week, along with its plans for 'multiple acquisitions' in 'the coming months.'
Based in Edmonton and London, the studios are backed by veterans of game development.