Citadel Studios has been announced by developers Derek Brinkmann, Chris Ondrus and Tim Cotten. Citadel’s focus will be on multiplayer RPGs for PC.
The developers have worked previously on NASCAR, Madden, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online.
Brinkmann worked at Mythic, whereas Ondrus worked with Bioware, and Cotten was CTO of Agilla Pro.
“We left our soul-crushing, corporate jobs to make the games we’d actually play,” said CEO Brinkmann. “As we started our first project and experimented with concepts, we discovered ways we could share our passion for creating living worlds with gamers themselves.
“Ultimately the community will dictate what Shards becomes, because we’re not just providing a game but also a platform for players to express their creativity.”
The team’s first game is Shards, an Ultima Online inspired 3D top-down isometric MMO developed with Unity.
Thanks, GI International.