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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:26pm 27/01/22 | 1 Comments
With the recent Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard many began speculating as to whether or not Blizzard would get back into the RTS game. It's worth noting that a number of key Blizzard RTS talent left the studio in recent years, with one group forming Frost Giant Studios -- a new studio looking to do just that. Create a modern RTS.

With the team using Unreal Engine 5, Frost Giant is announcing that it has raised over $25 million USD from a number of sources. Korean publisher Kakao Games (PUBG) being one, alongside Riot Games (League of Legends).

"This funding gives us the runway we need to ship the game we've envisioned," Frost Giant CEO Tim Morten tells IGN. "As you know, creative vision isn’t always a straight line, so the ideas we have today may morph based on what we feel would make for the best player experience. For us, this funding is a testament that the appetite for RTS remains strong in the global gaming community, and we are encouraged to have leading companies like Kakao Games believe in what we’re building and supporting our journey."

The money will be used to expand the team working on the unannounced RTS project, which could be getting a reveal later this year. The team is planning for the game to feature a heavy esports component meaning it could become a spiritual successor of sorts to StarCraft. It's also looking to push the genre forward, tech-wise and in terms of approach-ability.

"We absolutely want to make the best RTS game possible, one that existing fans and new players alike will be excited to play on day one," Tim Morten adds. "The Frost Giant team is fortunate to have the benefit of learning from our experiences on StarCraft and Warcraft, and those experiences suggest some clear new directions to explore. We're also setting out to make RTS more approachable to players who may have, in the past, felt intimidated, while still providing modes that can support world-class esports."

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Posted 08:12pm 30/1/22
A bit of a renaissance in the RTS space, great to see.
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