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Blizzard Veterans Form Gas Giant Games, Developing Action RPG With Survival Elements

Blizzard Veterans Form Gas Giant Games, Developing Action RPG With Survival Elements - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 March 2023 / 1,883 Views

Two Blizzard veterans have announced the formation of a new video game studio called Gas Giant Games.

The veterans are Diablo III game director and World of Warcraft: Legion lead designer Jay Wilson, and Diablo Immortal and Diablo 4 senior combat designer Julian Love. Others working at the studio have also developed popular games including Kingdom Hearts, Company of Heroes, Overwatch, Dragon Age 2, Space Marine, Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light, Gears of War, and more.

The first game from the studio will be an action RPG with survival elements.

"Julian and I have together, and separately, delivered some of the best action, RPG, and strategy systems the game industry has ever seen." said Wilson. "I felt we could create new, outstanding game experiences if we teamed up, gathered the best developers we know, and applied those skills to games and game genres that we’re passionate about."

Love added, "Gas Giant Games starts with a core understanding of what players value in the games we make. Then we focus on delivering the s—t out of that."

Gas Giant Games will be at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, California from March 20 to 24 and provide demonstrations of its action RPG to interested publishers and investors.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Chazore (6 days ago)

So far there's been like 4 ex Blizz studios being formed, and I guess these other 2 make 6?.

Would be nice to see how they all perform, and I hope they remain independent, instead of turning out like Respawn did, where you make 2 games and then get bought out.

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2zosteven Chazore (2 days ago)

6 studios now? lets hope for 6 great new games!

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DonFerrari (6 days ago)

Seems like a good core team. And two new studios from Blizzard vets, curious.

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SuperNintend0rk (6 days ago)

Two studios from Blizzard vets announced in one day. Sounds like the Titanic's crew is preemptively jumping ship lol

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The founder, Jay Wilson, left Blizzard in 2016.

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Dallinor Jumpin (6 days ago)

Yes, but Julian Love, J. Allen Brack and Jen O'Neal all left in 2021. They were all 15-20 year vets at the studio.

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Jumpin Dallinor (4 days ago)

Not as long ago, but quite awhile ago. What is your point?

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True. I was thinking of the other studio with recent ex-employees like J. Allen Brack and Jen Oneal.

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