The gaming technology company Improbable has announced that it is investing in game development with two newly formed studios in London and Edmonton, where the latter will be led by former BioWare veteran Aaryn Flynn. In a press release, the company says the studios work with “online multiplayer games” powered by the SpatialOS platform.
Flynn worked at BioWare for 11 years and served as the company’s director general from 2015-2017. During his time he oversaw the development of Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises, as well as Star Wars: The Old Republic. He joined Improbable as head of his North American gaming business in September 2018. “I was interested in making a game with SpatialOS from the first time I talked to incredible,” says Flynn. “Construction tools and content have been a good way for our Edmonton team mastered SpatialOS, but an entire game was always an opportunity that myself and others had in mind when the Edmonton studio took shape. Now, after very good rentals and great progress, we will focus on creating that game using Unreal Engine 4 and building on SpatialOS next generation online gaming platform. “
Incredibly London’s studio is currently led by John Wasilczyk, who previously worked at EA DICE and Fortnite Developer Epic Games. The company says it plans to further develop these studios and find further elsewhere.
Incredibly will discuss SpatialOS The platform and its move to game development at this year’s game developer conference, which takes place on March 1
8-22, the company will also host two panels at the conference, which will include Flynn and Josh Holmes, who previously worked with the Def Jam Vendetta and Halo series .