ALL THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF PC GAMES

News

Blizzard co-founder Morhaime advising new studio Frost Giant

Blizzard co-founder Morhaime advising new studio Frost Giant

The co-founder of games giant Blizzard Mike Morhaime (pictured) is playing an advisory role in new developer Frost Giant.

That studio was set up in 2020, also by veterans of Blizzard, and is apparently going to be using Epic's Unreal Engine 5 to make its debut game.

“We are so fortunate to be able to work with the industry giants at Dreamhaven who were instrumental in creating the RTS legacy that inspired Frost Giant," Frost Giant CEO Tim Morten said.

"Mike Morhaime has helped set a benchmark for real-time strategy games that has not been surpassed. He remains engaged with the genre and the community today, and his advice will be incredibly valuable as we work to bring real-time strategy games to a broad audience."

Morhaime added: "The team at Frost Giant helped build some of the best RTS games of all time. I can’t wait to see what they will build next.”

Morhaime left Blizzard in April 2019 and has since set up a new venture called Dreamhaven. This outfit features two studios, including Moonshot – headed up by Blizzard vets – while it is also backing Lightforge Games, which has been founded by some former staff from the World of Warcraft maker.

Since opening its doors in 2020, Frost Giant has attracted $9.5 million in funding, including $5 million it secured in March of this year. The company has also hired James Anhalt, former lead engineer on StarCraft 2.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

Comments

No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies