A bunch of core members from the Rainbow Six Siege workforce – together with its ex-creative director – will lead a brand new Amazon Video games studio, engaged on a AAA “on-line multiplayer title primarily based on new IP.”
The founding members of the unnamed studio embody Luc Bouchard, Xavier Marquis, Alexandre Remy and Romain Rimokh, all of whom labored to make Rainbow Six Siege a actuality. On Siege, Bouchard was manufacturing director, Marquis was inventive director, Marquis was model director, and Rimokh was narrative director, making this a swathe of main roles, each in inventive and technical growth.
The brand new recreation is described solely as “a web based multiplayer title primarily based on new IP”, and no launch date or different particulars have been given at time of writing. Amazon factors out that the sport is only one of “a number of unannounced initiatives at the moment in growth” at its studios.
The brand new developer relies in Montreal and can complement Amazon’s different growth studios in Seattle, Orange County and San Diego. Amazon Video games VP Christoph Hartmann pointed in the direction of the Montreal workforce’s expertise for “constructing deep, community-focused multiplayer experiences” which can bolster Amazon’s imaginative and prescient to create “best-in-class on-line video games.”
“Constructing upon 8 years of expertise with Siege, we’re excited to start out with a clean web page and the inventive freedom to create a unique expertise within the multiplayer house,” stated Xavier Marquis, Artistic Director at Amazon’s Montreal studio. “From our first dialogue, we felt a real reference to the individuals at Amazon Video games, their method to gaming and the sheer quantity of data, experience and know-how accessible there. It’s fairly humbling and we couldn’t be extra excited to start out a studio with them.”
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