Wizards of the Coast has opened one other new game studio headed by a former BioWare worker. Earlier in the present day, Wizards of the Coast formally introduced they’d opened Skeleton Key, a brand new game studio headed by Christian Dailey. Dailey was previously the Studio Director at BioWare Austin and was the Franchise Developer Director for Anthem and likewise beforehand labored on the Dragon Age franchise. Details about what Skeleton Key will probably be making is unclear, though they’re recruiting for a number of positions and searching for candidates with AAA expertise. No different particulars concerning the style or franchise sort (as in, whether or not it is an present IP reminiscent of Magic: The Gathering or a brand new IP) had been famous within the job listings.
We are extraordinarily excited to announce Skeleton Key, our new video game studio based mostly in Austin, TX!
Led by business veterans, we’re thrilled to hitch the rising household of digital video games studios at @Wizards of the Coast.
— Skeleton Key (@SkeletonKeyDev) July 26, 2022
This is the second game studio opened by Wizards of the Coast prior to now few years headed by a former Bioware head. In 2019, Wizards of the Coast launched Archetype Entertainment in Austin, which is headed by former BioWare Senior Creative Director James Ohlen. Archetype was based explicitly to create new IPs for Wizards, with the primary venture being a science fiction game. Archetype additionally introduced in former BioWare worker Chris Robertson as its common supervisor.
Other video game studios owned by Wizards of the Coast embody Tuque Games, which developed the latest Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance game and Atomic Arcade, a brand new game studio based mostly out of North Carolina that’s engaged on a Snake Eyes-based G.I. Joe game.
You can try Skeleton Key’s simply launched web site here. The web site at the moment discusses the studio’s tradition, with a number of preliminary job openings obtainable. More particulars about Skeleton Key’s first venture will probably be shared “soon” in response to Dailey on Twitter.