2K Games’ Christoph Hartmann Joins Amazon Game Studios As Vice President

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The future of Amazon Game Studios has looked pretty bleak since their flagship game Breakaway was cancelled a few months ago. This also shed doubt on whether the studio’s other games will ever see the light of day, including Crucible and the highly-anticipated MMO sandbox game New World. Amazon, however, has just announced that 20-year industry veteran Christoph Hartmann has [...]

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Former H1Z1 Art Director Joins The Amazon Game Studios Team

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Another veteran developer joins the growing Amazon Game Studios team. Daybreak’s Sebastian Strzalkowski announced on Twitter this week that he will be starting his new job at the San Diego-based studio later this month. Grateful for 13 rewarding yrs at SOE/Daybreak, honored to work with such talented folks. Starting new job @AMZNGameStudios later this month! pic.twitter.com/J1LgYAe5TB — Sebastian (@crowempires) June [...]

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Following The End Of Hero's Song Development, John Smedley Joined Amazon Game Studios

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You guys remember John Smedley, right? President of Sony Online Entertainment, which later became Daybreak Game Company? Most recently worked on Hero's Song, which his company Pixelmage Games raised over $2.8 million to develop before canceling the game a month into Early Access? Yeah, that guy. He just got hired by Amazon Game Studios. But wait, that's not all. He [...]

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Breakaway

Breakaway is a 4v4 MOBA where two teams score points by getting a ball (called a relic) into the opponent's goal. Add buildable structures and different combat roles into the mix, and let the chaos ensue. Publisher: Amazon Game Studios Playerbase: TBA Type: MOBA Release Date: TBA Pros: +Unique 4v4 gameplay. +Variety of characters and abilities that change environment. +Twitch Stream integration. Cons: -Limited information available. -No [...]

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