Amazon Games has opened a new studio - Amazon Games Montreal - with the expectation that it will create a new multiplayer title for the company, lead by some of the core members that built Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege.
Amazon hasn't had the best of runs in creating video games so far - two full releases without much success at all, in fact. First, there was a The Grand Tour game that released in 2019 - it has since been completely removed from storefronts and mentions of it gone from Amazon Games' site. Then came Crucible - a MOBA/shooter cross that fully released in 2020, before being put back into early-access and then finally, also being shut down.
Right now, Amazon has its hopes on New World which is an MMORPG that has been well received by critics and MMO fans in the beta phases leading up to its release in August 2021. And it seems that the next hope for Amazon Games Studio is a new online multiplayer IP.
In a new blog post, spotted by PCGamesN, Amazon announces that it's funding a new studio, along with a team that will be developing "original triple-A games". This project sounds promising when you release that the team working on the projects are part of the core group that developed the wildly successful Rainbow Six Siege.
According to the blog post from Amazon Games on the opening of the new studio, the industry veterans that will be working as the founding team at Amazon Games Montreal are Luc Bouchard (head of production), Xavier Marquis (creative director), Alexandre Remy (head of product), and Romain Rimokh (content director). The first project this team will be working on will be an online multiplayer based on a new IP.
The genre of the game is still unclear but it wouldn't be a surprise if an online multiplayer turned out to be an FPS, looking at the history of these individuals. What should be noted though is that although Rainbow Six Siege is a huge success now, the original release of the game was fairly messy - hopefully they've learned from the past and finally, finally, help Amazon Games make a title that the company is proud of, and doesn't eventually end up taking out back. Until then we've got our hopes on New World.
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