Just heard that Dusty Welch and Chris Archer, ex of Activision and the CoD franchise, have recently launched a new studio U4iA Games. Apparently they will be working on a new F2P "social" game.
I found this quote from Archer, the studio's CCO, talking abt his new venture: "We founded U4iA Games to satiate our passion for creating new IP and game experiences while honing in on the industry's sweet spot,"Say what?
I hope he didn't stay up all night thinking up that quote.
My next fave quote from him is this one: "Many studios are making casual games for a core audience. We're making core games for a social audience."
These guys have also done Doom and Guitar Hero aside from CoD. They've described the new title as "Hardcore freemium, first-person social game." It's due for release in 2012 and they've got about $1.5M in the kitty as seed investment.
Way to not tell us anything useful guys...I'm sure this is just a precursor to the awesome communication you will have with your intended, but not divulged audience. You have learned much from Activision young padawans.http://www.u4iagames.com/U4iA_Games/Welcome.html