The first project from Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed director Alex Hutchinson’s new company will be published by 505 Games.
Typhoon Studios was set up by Hutchinson after leaving Ubisoft Montreal last year, alongside former Warner Bros. Games Montreal staffers Yassine Riahi and Reid Schneider.
The team is developing a currently-unannounced multiplatform title. There is very little to say on the project, besides being a player-driven title based on “intertwined systems” and collaborative play.
"As a smaller independent studio, finding partners who will support our creative vision by giving us the freedom to build our game our way is a top priority," said Hutchinson. "505 Games not only provides us that creative control, they offer deep support from a partner who really understands how to elevate indie games and bring out the best in the studios they team up with. Their track record speaks for itself."
505 president Neil Ralley added: "We've been steadily expanding our portfolio over the last few years by identifying and partnering with unique indie studios poised to make a fantastic quality game. Once we saw the project Alex, Yassine, Reid and the team at Typhoon is developing, we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of it.
“We're always on the hunt for creative, innovative games and developers and this one certainly fits the bill perfectly. We look forward to helping Typhoon bring their exciting vision to life."