Former Blizzard employees open Frost Giant Studios to create their RTS
Former Blizzard Entertainment employees have announced the opening of their own studio called Frost Giant Studios. She will create real-time strategy games for a wide audience.
Frost Giant Studios are founded by Tim Morten and Tim Campbell. The first is a former production manager for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void who has spent the past six years at Blizzard Entertainment. Behind him are Activision Blizzard, Sony Santa Monica Studio, and Electronic Arts (worked on the Command & Conquer franchise).
Campbell is a Blizzard Entertainment veteran from another time, the early 2000s. He was the lead designer for the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne campaign. Since then, Campbell has helped found SuperVillain and FireForge Studios and most recently served as Design Director for System Shock 3 at OtherSide Entertainment and as Game Director for Wasteland 3 at inXile Entertainment.
“RTS players are an incredibly passionate community, and they deserve not only a great new game, but one to play with friends,” Morten said. “It will take time to create a worthy successor, but we are incredibly excited and grateful to be able to do this at Frost Giant Studios. ”
Morten and Campbell raised $ 4.7 million in funding to open the studio and prototype their project. The partners were Riot Games, GC Tracker, 1 Up Ventures, Bitkraft Ventures, and Griffin Gaming Partners.
Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier commented on the news: “I’ve heard stories of people at Blizzard who have tried unsuccessfully to get the green light on RTS games in recent years, so it’s, unfortunately, no surprise that a group of developers who love the genre is discovering your own company. “
As a reminder, active support for StarCraft II has recently ended.