Independent developers n-Space and Digital Extremes announced today that they would be partnering up in order to create a new RPG, hinting that it would be within a world-renowned fantasy franchise. The new partnership combines over 40 years of game production experience and is considered a significant milestone for both studios, and shows them begin to embrace the industry shift towards direct-to-consumer publishing.
On top of this announced partnership, and their tease towards an upcoming RPG announcement, n-Space recruited top industry talent, including the director of Dragon Age: Origins, alongside key personnel from Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate. This will be n-Space’s first independent game project, which already has nearly two years of self-funded development. Digital Extremes, known for their work and success with Warframe with over 14 million players, is collaborating with n-Space to help “successfully develop, self-publish, and support an international hit.” James Schmalz, CEO of Digital Extremes, added that they had the means to “help another independent developer achieve a level of success not possible with conventional publisher relations.”
n-Space is scheduled to announce their RPG on February 12, 2015, a week from today. There’s already some excitement building over the unknown title, with James Schmalz stating “…if you’re a fan of RPGs, you’re going to flip when you see it.” For more information, gamers can follow @DigitalExtremes and @n_Space on Twitter.