A group of former Blizzard developers have announced the creation of their own company, Notorious Studios. The Company uploaded a video to their newly created Channel.
Check out the official Notorious Studios announcement below:
All Notorious employees previously worked on World of Warcraft, including the two co-founders.
The team currently consists of eight people with co Founder Kaleiki saying that he wants to grow the studio to 12 staff by early 2022.
League of Legends developer Riot Games has invested in the new studio as part of a $5 million funding round that was led by Galaxy Interactive.
The investment will go towards developing and launching Notorious’ debut title, which is set to be a multiplayer RPG.
Kaleiki told GameBeat about the company’s plans to foster a positive, inclusive company culture.
“The challenges that Blizzard’s had that have been unearthed in the last several months or so have been really troubling, hard to hear about,” he said. “It affects us as well, even though we’ve been out of Blizzard for a while.
“What’s important is starting a culture and having no tolerance for harassment and things like that, and also being transparent and open. We’re aspiring to do a flatter structure. None of us are leads or directors.”