Former Halo, Destiny lead working on Unreal Engine 5 competitive multiplayer game

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    ProbablyMonsters, an independent game company founded in 2016 by former Bungie president and CEO Harold Ryan, has formed a new team to develop a competitive multiplayer game in Unreal Engine 5. It is led by former Bungie leader Chris Opdahl, who has over 20 years of experience. As a game developer working on franchises like Halo and Destiny, Hidden Grove is the new team working on this multiplayer project within ProbablyMonsters.

    “At Hidden Grove, it’s not just about doing something different in the field of competitive multiplayer games — it’s about doing it better as a team,” Opdahl writes in a press release. “We believe great games start with great teams, and we’re building a creative environment where artists, engineers and creators can thrive together.”

    Likely Monsters Says Opdahl founded Hidden Grove with two design directors — Raylene Deck and Grant Mackay — who both worked together on Destiny. “He is supported by a full leadership team of world-building, engineering and production veterans, including executive producer Lori Ada Kilty, art director Jade Chevrier, senior engineering director Dan Johnson, and narrative director Kate Welch,” reads a press release. Is. . “Together, they bring significant AAA experience in Halo, Destiny, Mass Effect, Dungeons and Dragons, and more.”

    Hidden Grove says it’s hiring and looking for diverse, motivated, highly skilled people “who have a passion for bringing something new to the world.”

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    As for what to expect from Hidden Grove’s first game, all ProbablyMonsters shared is that it’s a competitive multiplayer “adventure game” using Unreal Engine 5.

    Additionally, ProbablyMonsters has a new Chief Product Officer in Adam Rymer. He will report directly to Harold Ryan, Founder and CEO of ProbablyMonsters.

    “Our definition of product here at ProbablyMonsters isn’t just games; it’s also the design of the teams themselves,” Rymer writes in a press release. “Beyond Hidden Grove, we have unannounced development plans that I’m excited to share in the future.”


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