After a flush of speculation last week, the creators of Company of Heroes have announced the formation of their new development studio, Smoking Gun Interactive.
Based in Vancouver, has been founded by John Johnson, Angie Radwan-Pytlewski and Drew Dunlop all former senior staff from Relic Entertainment. Johnson, who was previously the director of franchise development and producer on Company of Heroes, is CEO and creative director
"The team at Smoking Gun has worked passionately together for over seven years, building teams that have created the most critically acclaimed games in their genre," he said.
"As the industry evolves so do the ways that people interact with video games. With our collective input Smoking Gun will be at the forefront of producing innovative best-selling titles, that really push the envelop further than we've gone before."
The company plans to focus on making cross platform games based on original or company owned intellectual property.