A new development studio, Arctic7, has been founded by a number of ex-EA developers, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
The company was founded to look beyond the perceived limitations of traditional game development and include explorations of creative and technical intersections,” and was founded by Igor Efremov, Mark Rizzo and Alan Van Slyke.
They all have an extensive history in the game industry. Efremov worked at EA and most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer at Keywords Studios. Rizzo has since held jobs at EA, Sony and also worked at Keywords Studios as a global operations manager.
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Finally, Slyke is a 20-year industry veteran and has worked at several companies including Epic Games, EA and Microsoft Studio in senior roles.
Speaking about the founding of the studio, Rizzo uttered 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]