A team of veteran game developers who previously worked for companies like Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Sega has announced New Tales – a publishing and development studio based in Paris.
With careers averaging two decades, the founders of New Tales have worked on high-profile franchises, including: Duty, Crash Bandicootand Sonic the hedgehog.
What is New Tales working on?
New Tales is currently building its development capabilities to produce its own IPs, so nothing appears to be in active development. However, it has already started collaborating with other developers to publish their games. According to Cedric Marechal, president and CEO of New Tales, the game industry is seeing a rapid increase in new releases, with many developers seeking publishing support. New Tales aims to be a “one-stop-shop publishing solution where we will work with developers, as one unified team, committed to maximizing success.”
Who is New Tales made up of
Marechal previously served as International Senior Vice President of Activision Blizzard, as did Chief Operating Officer Benoit Dufour. Game development senior advisor Julia Humphreys previously oversaw overwatch production at Blizzard Entertainment. The rest of the team consists of experienced developers from Vivendi, LucasArts, Sega and Sierra.
Opinion: New Tales will have to shake off Activision Blizzard’s culture
Zamena writes… Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft have both been in the news for the wrong reasons over the past year. Both companies have been plagued by allegations of workplace misconduct, and anyone who claims to have worked for either of the two employers for decades will inevitably have to prove that they are not transferring that toxicity if they want to attract talent.
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[Source: New Tales]