Recently, a new studio has announced that it is working on a new RPG set in an all-new science fiction universe. The studio is called Archetype Entertainment and they are led by two former developers who worked at Bioware, James Ohlen and Chad Robertson.
We are thrilled to finally announce our new studio – Archetype Entertainment! Led by @JamesOhlen and @crobertson_atx, we are developing a multi-platform roleplaying game set in an all-new science fiction universe. Check out the website in our bio for job opportunities.
— Archetype Entertainment (@ArchetypeEnt) January 30, 2020
Being led by former Bioware developers who have worked on some of the biggest roleplaying games ever made such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age, it makes sense that the studio’s goal “is to create the greatest story-driven roleplaying games in the world. The bio on the official website reads:
Archetype Entertainment is a game development studio in Austin, Texas led by industry veterans from Bioware and other AAA studios. Founded in 2019, Archetype is an autonomous division of Wizards of the Coast. We are assembling a world-class team to build a mult-platform roleplaying game set in a new science fiction universe.
At Archetype, we believe there will always be a place for story-driven roleplaying games that put the player at the center of an epic personal narrative with impactful choices. We are building games that represent the diversity of our audience. We also believe that game studios should empower top developers and challenge them with ambitious projects that are shaped by a strong, clearly communicated vision.
James Ohlen, Head of Studio said that “Archetype is a chance for us to build the type of roleplaying game that we love to play. Video games are a uniquely interactive medium. They allow us to give the player powerful choices that have real consequences on how the story unfolds.”
Chad Robertson, General Manager said, “the tremendous opportunity and challenge we have in building a new world-class game studio isn’t lost on us. We’re leaning on the experience and talent of our entire team to create what we believe will be the next generation of acclaimed, narrative-driven roleplaying games.” Chad Robertson left Bioware as the Head of Live Service for Anthem, which is reportedly getting overhauled following a poor launch.