Gaming technology company Improbable has announced plans to enter game development with two newly-founded studios in London and Edmonton, the latter being led by former BioWare veteran Aaryn Flynn. In a press release, the company reports that the studios are working on "online multiplayer games" using SpatialOS platform.
Flynn worked for BioWare for 11 years, and was General Manager of the company from 2015 to 2017. During his tenure there, he oversaw the development of the franchise series Mass Effect and Dragon Age as well as Star Wars: The Old Republic. He joined Improbable in September 2018 as general manager of the North American gaming business.
"The first time I spoke to Improbable, I was interested in creating a game with SpatialOS," said Flynn. "Creating tools and content was a great way for our Edmonton team to master SpatialOS, but a complete game was always a chance for me and others as the Edmonton studio took shape, now with many great shots and big advances We will focus on building this game with Unreal Engine 4 and building on SpatialOS 'next generation online gaming platform. "
Improbable's London studio is now headed by John Wasilczyk, who previously joined EA DICE has worked and Fortnite developer Epic Games. The company plans to further expand these studios and locate others at other locations.
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