Cryptic Studios opens Seattle branch

Neverwinter and Star Trek Online developer's new office to focus on polishing and improving Champions Online.

Cryptic Studio, the developer behind Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, will open a new studio located in Seattle, USA, called Cryptic North.

The new Cryptic Studio office will be contributing to Neverwinter and Champions Online.

According to a Gamasutra interview with Cryptic Studios CEO Jack Emmert, the majority of the staff from the new studio will be from the defunct Flying Lab Software (Pirates of the Burning Sea). The studio's head will be director Russell Williams, co-founder of Flying Lab Software.

The new studio will be focused on polishing and improving Champions Online, as well as contributing to Star Trek Online and Neverwinter. On a related note, Emmert added that the company is open to making games for the PS4 and Xbox One and is actively researching the free-to-play business on consoles.

For more information on Cryptic Studio's latest game, check out GameSpot's coverage on Neverwinter.

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9Dguy
9Dguy

Champions is honestly one of the most free feeling and empowering super hero games on the market. Don't knock it till you've tried it with a paid membership.

Dudeman315
Dudeman315

There already was a polished Champions--it was called City of Heroes!

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

what a crummy studio, all they know how to do is heavily monetize mmo's, experts at pay to win schemes... and ruining good franchises in the process

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@SauhlGood Neverwinter is actually pretty awesome.  Can't comment on champions or star trek online because I never tried them out....