New EA Studio Devoted to Open World Video games Led by Ex Monolith Boss
Former Monolith Productions VP and studio head, Kevin Stephens, has been tapped by Digital Arts to guide a brand new studio devoted to open-world action-adventure video games. The unnamed studio relies in Seattle, the place Stephens will be part of fellow Monolith alumni, Samantha Ryan.
“Kevin becoming a member of forces with Samantha and the extremely proficient groups at Digital Arts provides much more depth to our inventive collective,” EA chief studios officer Laura Miele informed Video games Business. “Kevin is an exceptionally proficient recreation developer chief and we stay up for supporting him whereas he builds his workforce. As somebody recognized for his open world action-adventure video games, we all know gamers shall be eagerly awaiting extra particulars on this new studio and its initiatives.”
In a press release supplied to Video games Business, Ryan stated that action-adventure is a “vastly vital” style – one which EA is eager to proceed exploring.
“Gamers and followers of these video games are so passionate and it’s additionally one among my private favourite genres,” Ryan added. “We’ve additionally lately had success with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and we’d like to entertain extra followers with related pursuits.”
In line with Ryan, EA remains to be determining what sort of video games the studio will produce inside the style.
“We’re nonetheless determining quite a lot of foundational questions,” she continued. “How huge? What video games? How briskly to develop? Kevin and I each understand how vital it’s to get the foundations of any studio ‘proper’ and he’ll take his time to determine all of it out. Once you rush, you don’t give your self time to be considerate. Why rush?”
It’s secure to say that the studio’s first undertaking is a methods off.
[Supply: Video games Business]