Electronic Arts announced a new agreement with Velan Studios: EA will publish the studio’s first original IP, a distinctive team-based action game currently in development, for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile.
“In EA Partners, we found a team devoted to bringing breakthrough ideas to players everywhere. They believe in our creative vision and will use their best-in-class resources to support the success of our game,” said Guha Bala, President and Co-Founder, Velan Studios. “We started Velan Studios to make community-centered play experiences that are daring and distinctive from what’s being played today. We can’t wait to share the details of our first original game in the future.”
The title is said to “pioneer an entirely new and entertaining way to experience team-based action”. To bring their vision to life, Velan Studios also announced that it will add 40 jobs, doubling its current development team by the end of the year.
“Velan’s vision for this new game experience is very inspiring, and when we played it, we were immediately captured by how engaging and unexpectedly compelling it was,” said Rob Letts, General Manager of EA Partners and EA Originals. “Helping discover pioneering talent with ground-breaking games the world needs to play is what we’re here to do, and we look forward to partnering with Velan to deliver an experience that will push the boundaries of original IP and innovation to engage players in new ways.”