A group of veteran game developers from Remedy and Wargaming have joined together in Helsinki to form new studio, Redhill Games.
Matias Myllyrinne – former CEO of Remedy Entertainment – takes up position as the new CEO after working as head of global development for Wargaming since 2015. Former lawyer and head of HR and chief of staff for global development at Wargaming Katya Dolgova joins Myllyrinne as COO, with Redhill Games’ "core leadership team" filled by CTO Mikko Uromo – a former technical director at Wargaming and Remedy – and executive producer Milos Jerabek, who was development director of World of Tanks at Wargaming and also served as production director at Remedy. The studio itself will be populated "with talent hand-picked from around the world from companies like Guerrilla Games, Starbreeze, Next Games and more".
"I’ve had the joy of working with so many wonderfully talented people since beginning in games in 1999. Redhill Games represents the best of the best from all my years of experience, bringing together some of the industry’s top professionals from various disciplines for a new adventure," said Myllyrinne in a press release. "These are people who have collaborated closely before, and I’m confident our best games are still ahead of us."
With "multiple veterans of one of PC gaming’s five top grossing games at the helm", Redhill "has rallied around the principles of cooperative and social play, fair monetization models and data-driven development" and states its priority will be to target "underserved markets" by "creating new titles rooted in the genres the team knows best", namely free-to-play tactical shooters and ongoing games-as-a-service titles.
"The next phase of Redhill Games’ company roadmap will focus on continuing to expand its development and production team with additional world-class talent while progressing toward delivery of an engaging proof of concept," adds the press release. We’re told to expect further announcements from the new studio next year.