EA signs deal with Castaway Entertainment

Electronic Arts signs exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Diablo creators' new development studio.


Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Castaway Entertainment. The new development studio, which is currently working on an unannounced action role-playing game, includes eight staff members, whose credits include Diablo, Diablo II, and Diablo II: Lords of Destruction. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

"Our partnership with EA--the number one PC game publisher in the world--ensures that this title will have the key resources and support that it needs to become a creative, addictive, and genre-defining title," said Michael Scandizzo, president of Castaway Entertainment.

"We are especially excited about this partnership because, like EA, the team at Castaway Entertainment is dedicated to making best-of-breed entertainment titles," said John Riccitiello, president and chief operating officer at Electronic Arts. "They have the passion, heart, and hands-on experience it takes to build an action RPG title that truly sets the standard within the category. We are confident that this new title will reinvigorate the category by delivering a refreshing gameplay experience and epic RPG fantasy."

We'll bring you more information on Castaway Entertainment's first game as soon as it becomes available.

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