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Daybreak has acquired Cold Iron Studios and its Alien MMOFPS [Updated]

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We’ve up to date the top of this submit with the affirmation and press launch; we’ve left the unique reporting intact.

For the final yr, evidently Dawn has registered extra emblems and domains and social media accounts than it has produced precise content material for its MMO.

MMO readers will recall that in earlier this yr, Daybreak finally confirmed the registrations made back in 2019: Rogue Planet Video games was created to run the PlanetSide franchise, Dimensional Ink for DC Universe Online and a secret in-dev title, and Darkpaw Video games for the EverQuest franchise, all nonetheless owned and operated by Dawn. H1Z1 had been left in limbo, however then in Might, Dawn registered Wandering Monster Games, which could have one thing to do with the zombie apocalypse battle royale franchise, although there’s no affirmation on that but.

Let’s do extra! Theory Forge’s Scott Anderson observed that Dawn has in the previous few weeks filed emblems for one thing referred to as Chilly Iron too. His take – and he’s usually proper – is that it’s for a brand new IP or new sport content material; it could possibly be the key sport being labored on by Dimensional Ink.

It’s additionally price noting {that a} crew utilizing the Chilly Iron Studios title already exists: It’s the group run by former Cryptic devs that was engaged on an Alien-franchise MMOFPS, however the studio’s father or mother firm was sold off to a mobile games company, Scopely, earlier this year. As far as we are able to inform, it’s still a going concern, so we doubt they’re associated, but when the title “Chilly Iron” tickled a reminiscence, that’s most likely why. [Edit: MOP reader fatherteachergamer points out that the logos are the same too, so maybe it’s more than a coincidence. We’ll wait and see.]

Supply: Twitter
So apparently, the Chilly Iron factor wasn’t a coincidence in any respect, as Daybreak just announced it has indeed acquired Cold Iron Studios.

August 11, 2020 – Dawn Video games, world writer and developer of large-scale multiplayer on-line video games, at this time introduced it acquired Chilly Iron Studios, the San Jose primarily based studio of veteran MMO, motion and shooter builders at the moment engaged on a PC and console sport set within the iconic Alien universe.

Chilly Iron Studios co-founder Craig Zinkievich will proceed to guide the studio and the event of the Alien sport, reporting to Ji Ham, CEO of Dawn Video games. The sport guarantees to ship an action-packed, sci-fi shooter expertise in contrast to every other sport available on the market.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to be a part of the Dawn household,” mentioned Zinkievich. “Dawn and Chilly Iron share the identical ardour and lengthy historical past for delivering action-packed multiplayer video games for audiences worldwide. In combining our a long time of expertise growing and launching globally profitable multiplayer titles, we’re destined to make nice video games collectively.”

“We’re delighted to have Chilly Iron Studios be a part of the Dawn Video games household and speed up our subsequent technology of development,” mentioned Ham. “Strategic investments in extremely proficient and confirmed groups which have excellent leaders and a observe file of growing superior on-line video games is a crucial a part of our development and technique for Dawn.”

Chilly Iron Studios was established in 2015 by the creators of Metropolis of Heroes, Star Trek On-line and Neverwinter. Underneath the brand new possession, Chilly Iron Studios will function independently with Dawn performing as writer offering advertising and marketing, tech and operational help.

Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

As we beforehand famous, Chilly Iron was initially based a couple of years in the past by ex-Cryptic builders Craig Zinkievich, Shannon Posniewski, and Matt Highison and was engaged on an Alien MMOFPS. It was owned by FoxNext Video games, which was the identical firm that owned FogBank, the studio run by former SWTOR heads, however FoxNext was sold by Disney to a cell video games firm referred to as Scopely earlier this yr. Apparently, Scopely’s now offered it to Dawn Video games, with the identical management and in-dev Alien sport intact. In response to the presser, Chilly Iron has over 40 builders in its make use of now.


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