A new development studio, Arctic7, has been formed by a number of ex-EA developers, which has its base of operations in Austin, Texas.
The company was formed to look beyond the perceived confinements of traditional games development and include explorations of creative and technical intersections,” and was founded by Igor Efremov, Mark Rizzo, and Alan Van Slyke.
All have extensive history in the games industry, with Efremov having worked at EA and most recently served as chief commercial officer at Keywords Studios. Rizzo meanwhile has held jobs at EA, Sony, and also worked at Keywords Studios as global operations manager.
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Finally, Slyke is a 20-year veteran of the industry and has served at various companies including Epic Games, EA, and Microsoft Studio in senior positions.
Speaking on the formation of the studio, Rizzo offered the following words:
The industry has seen a seismic shift in recent years as the world of gaming and game-based technologies has opened up to new audiences and industries.
[Source – GI.biz]