Gamasutra has the news that three of the principle developers of the Metroid Prime franchise have teamed up to create their own studio – Armature Studio.
But they wont be going to completely alone, the trio have signed a exclusive publishing deal with EA.
The goal of Armature is to create compelling new intellectual properties with a unique development framework that leverages a small core creative team and partners them with strategic external developers.
No surprise there, it’s obvious they’ll need to leave their beloved Samus behind and a compelling new IP sounds, well compelling.
We are very excited about trying to rethink how games are developed for this generation of consoles, and our partners at EA have been nothing but supportive in this pursuit. What really gets me going is that now, no platform is off limits. That is just something we didn’t have the ability to do before.
Looks like a nice match up, EA are always looking for ways to rethink how games can make money, and the every platform under the sun approach has been a successful one for them.