Whenever we hear about an MMO game dev studio being shuttered, we always hope that they’ll find new work soon. In the case of the Fractured Space devs, that wish has certainly come true, as the studio has been picked up by the folks at Wargaming to help in the creation of an unannounced MMO title.
Edge Case Games, who brought their online spaceship multiplayer title into maintenance mode, are now a part of Wargaming’s new UK office in Guildford. This move brings the total number of devs at this new location to 55, all of whom will be put to work on a new title for the publisher.
While information on what this new game is has not been revealed, Wargaming UK’s product director Sean Decker has cited Edge Case Games’ ability to “run free-to-play, vehicle-based MMOs, built on the Unreal tech stack” as a benefit to the studio’s efforts.
“We plan to grow the team over the next year to the size needed to build and run a world class F2P MMO, while continuing to work with other Wargaming teams, such as our Sydney studio,” said Decker.
We’d love to see Wargaming do something truly different with this new MMO of theirs, but something tells us it’s going to be another team-based vehicular combat affair. Then again why break what’s working, right? So with that in mind, here’s hoping that Edge Case Games’ vision of sci-fi makes this vehicular MMO something truly different.
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