Back in March of last year, Improbable, the company behind persistent online world engine SpatialOS, announced the opening of a couple of new studios and the start of several projects. One of those studios is being headed by Aaryn Flynn, former head of the BioWare studio responsible for games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. In a PC Games Insider interview, Flynn has checked in with how his team is doing on its still-unnamed online RPG.
Flynn is generally vague, but does confirm that the game will be a new IP and will feature “a lot of diverse activities that are coming together to create a great experience for players.” The studio he heads has thus far hired over 100 people for this project, many of whom are vets of the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. The game will, unsurprisingly, feature some form of persistent online world as Flynn talks about the challenges of what persistence does with online RPGs in the interview.
Flynn admits that he has no idea when this new online RPG will make it to market, but seems focused on making the studio’s vision a reality. “We want to continue to grow our experience, and enrich it and then continue to assess it and see what we’re ready to bring this thing to market,” said Flynn. “I don’t know when we’re going to get it to market exactly.”