July 5, 2022

Former Directors of Arkane Studios Announce New Indie Studio

Raphael Colantonio and Julien Roby announce WolfEye Studios, twenty years after the creation of Arkane Studios. Colantonio being the former President and Roby being the former Creative Director of Arkane.
As a fully distributed team, WolfEye aims to create games in which players live their own adventures in rich simulated worlds. These worlds respond to actions and decisions in ways that are unique to each playthrough. The studio released a teaser image for its first title, which will be announced at The Game Awards in December.
Having spent nearly 20-years as founder and creative director at Arkane paved, Colantonio’s career has been influential. Arkane led the way for some of the gaming industry’s most revered and groundbreaking titles. Roby has a deep bench of experience in the industry as well. Roby produced some legendary titles like Dishonored and Arx Fatalis. On top of this, he has also worked alongside Colantonio for more than 12 years. After departing from Arkane, the duo spent time away from any particular projects before coming back together to form WolfEye.

Head of the Pack

President and Creative Director of WolfEye Studios, Raphael Colantonio said;

“After taking some time off, and consulting for a variety of video game companies, I’m ready for a new adventure.

The AAA market is risk-averse and innovation suffers from it. As a Game Designer, I’ve been wanting to try new ideas and approaches. And I believe independent games are in the best space to do so”.

via Press Release

Julien Roby, CEO and Executive Producer at WolfEye Studios, said;

“This is an incredible opportunity to work together again with [Raphael]. Being able to build the kind of unique and deep games we love to play. The decision to work as a distributed team has meant we’re able to find some of the best talents in the industry to help craft our vision”.

via Press Release

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