The Swedish company – which has offices in Stockholm, New York, and Malmo – has today morphed into Avalanche Studios Group which now consists of Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds, and Systemic Reaction.
Each branch will hone in on a specific type of video game experience. It appears as though OG Avalanche will continue to carry those bigger AAA projects while Expansive Worlds will hone its craft in creating immersive sandboxes such as those seen in their popular “theHunter” simulation series.
System Reaction is also striving to create a different flavour within the Avalanche Studios Group. They recently launched co-op survival game, Generation Zero, and have just dropped a teaser for their new project which you can see above.
Here’s what Avalanche had to say in regards to the restructure:
The new identities are a modern update and reflect the entire Avalanche Studios Group, leveraging the legacy and strong brand equity of its AAA partner and outdoor games divisions Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage 2) and Expansive Worlds (theHunter: Call of the Wild), while establishing the self-publishing brand Systemic Reaction (Generation Zero) to better mirror its unique offering.
Since 2003 we have built a sustainable AAA business, and over the past five years, we have broadened our portfolio with our self-published games. Transitioning to Avalanche Studios Group and its three divisions marks the start of a new era, says Pim Holfve, CEO of Avalanche Studios Group. Although we have expanded to three creative divisions, our singular focus is to bring immersive open world experiences to millions of players around the globe.
We want to celebrate this occasion by paying homage to our rich history of open world games while also sharing a glimpse of what’s to come, says Pim Holfve. We have several games in development, and this is just the beginning of what promises to be another exciting decade for the entire Avalanche Studios Group.
Hopefully, this is an indication that more projects are in the Avalanche pipeline waiting to be revealed very soon.
Source: Press Release (via Wccftech)