Friday - September 11, 2009
Crate Entertainment - Interview @ Gamasutra
Crate Entertainment's Arthur Bruno has been interviewed at Gamsutra, explaining the plans to buy Iron Lore's Black Legion IP had to be shelved and they instead proceeded with a smaller, "dark" fantasy, PC-only, downloadable action/RPG that has yet to be revealed in full:
It was time again to adapt. With Black Legion's future highly in doubt, Crate turned to its roots -- the PC-based action RPG, Bruno and Crate's comfort zone. With just five core people, a few contractors, and even some volunteers, Crate licensed Iron Lore's Titan Quest engine and toolset from the defunct studio's co-founders, and began work on a new project.
"In this case, Crate Entertainment’s small size works to its advantage," Bruno explained. "We don’t need a big publishing deal to sustain us and PC, more so now than ever, presents a lot of opportunity for smaller titles. Our ability to work out a very reasonable deal for the Iron Lore Engine and toolset was another huge enabler. So we put together a project that we could begin developing without reliance on outside funding."
Source: Blues News
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