Trio Of Ex-TOR Developers Form New Game Studio
Hot on the heels of Senior Writer Drew Karpyshyn leaving BioWare and the video game business comes news that 3 more senior developers from BioWare, who have worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic for more than 5 years, have departed the company to pursue other opportunities.
Lead Concept Artist Arnie Jorgensen, whom we did an interview with last year at Star Wars Celebration, along with artist Alex Thomas and developer John Watson left BioWare to form their own game studio in Austin, Texas called Stoic. They are working on a game called The Banner Saga that will borrow heavily from their own individual experiences, as well as that of BioWare:
“It will include BioWare-style dialog, exploration of gorgeously painted landscapes, and turn-based strategic combat,” Watson said.
The Banner Saga will be released in 2 phases, the first of which will include multi-player combat. It has an interesting art style and might be something to watch! Head over to Indie Games Magazine for the full story.
And Arnie, if you and your team are reading this, good luck with your project – we will be following closely!