Former World of Warcraft Developers Announce New Studio, Online Game

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Former World of Warcraft and League of Legends developers have gotten together to create the independent game company Frostkeep Studios.

According to co-founder of Frostkeep Studios Mat Milizia:

“With our first game Rend, we are delivering on the fantasy players expect from a survival game while also challenging the traditional mold by introducing new experiences and solving many of the genre’s accepted player pain points. Our team has been fortunate to work at many of the industry’s leading studios throughout our careers so we have learned valuable key lessons along the way that we are now applying to our studio’s development philosophy and game making process.”

Co-founder Jeremy Wood adds:

“We are delivering a fully developed game experience with Rend that both the community and our own team wants to play. Having players involved from the beginning is important so they can influence and evolve the future direction of the game as it heads towards full launch. We will regularly be adding new content and systems to Rend throughout early access process and are excited to see how the community will respond and contribute to this new world.”

Co-founder Solomon Lee states:

“Frostkeep Studios is what we dreamed making games would be like as kids – we are pushing boundaries, and putting players and the love of the game at the focal point of every decision we make. Our goal is to deliver rich, compelling experiences where players truly get a voice in the discussion and shaping of the games we are making.”

Their debut title, Rend, is a hybrid fantasy survival game that contains RPG elements and other game mechanics. Players will align with one of three factions before teaming up with other players to battle enemy creatures and rival factions.

You can view a trailer for the game below:

Rend Trailer

Rend will launch in Early Access in Spring 2017.

Source: Press Release