Flagship establishes Seattle satellite studio

Hellgate: London developer's newly formed offshoot working on casual RPG Mythos for release next year.

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A flagship technically isn't much of a flagship without a fleet to back it up, so it's fitting that San Francisco-based Flagship Studios today announced the formation of its first offshoot studio, Flagship Seattle.

The new studio's first project will be Mythos, a casual online role-playing game designed to try out the networking technology that will be used in Flagship's previously announced Hellgate: London. Heading up development at Flagship Seattle will be Travis Baldree, formerly of WildTangent, where he was lead designer on the PC action-RPG Fate.

Mythos creative director and Flagship Studios founding member Phil Shenk said in a statement that the Flagship team was "very impressed" with Baldree's work after seeing the Diablo-esque Fate at E3 2005. Shenk was the lead character artist on Diablo II, and Flagship Studios was formed by a number of employees from Diablo developer Blizzard North.

Mythos should be released in 2007, while Flagship has yet to specify a release window for Hellgate: London.

Discussion

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Cloud737
Cloud737

I hope this leads to more great games. It`s very hard for a new game company to survive in the game industry, so their biggest chance is making a very good first impression. That is, make an excellent first game.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

"The new studio's first project will be Mythos, a casual online role-playing game designed to try out the networking technology that will be used in Flagship's previously announced Hellgate: London." This is very good news. We will have less bugs in Hellgate: London when it comes out (hope that in 2007).

Kriact
Kriact

This is gonna be cool but HG:L seems far off.

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

Wasn't Hellgate: London supposed to come out in 2004 or something?

Blackstaff
Blackstaff

Starcraft Ghost was cancelled for the Xbox and all those, nothing said about the next gen consoles

GIF
GIF

Starcraft Ghost is probably dead in the water as much as I hate believing it myself. Even Swingin Ape studios that became part of Blizzard ceased production on it after it was handed to them by Nihilistic. Ghost would be so awesome using next generation hardware. Theres no stealth game set in the future, let alone one set in the deep rich universe of Starcraft.

gunslingercid
gunslingercid

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gunslingercid
gunslingercid

seriously though... maybe these guys could hijack StarCraft: Ghost from Blizzard :D

gunslingercid
gunslingercid

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