Eidos-Montréal has updated their vision statement on their website, and it gives a little snapshot of how the company will be handling game development in the future. Studio Head David Anfossi states that the company will “be placing an added emphasis on the online experiences” in their games. While this doesn’t mean the company is shifting away from single-player games entirely, that does likely mean there will be more multiplayer aspects even in largely single-player games.
Here is the full quote from Anfossi:
“At Eidos-Montréal, we’re constantly working towards creating innovative and exciting experiences for gamers everywhere. In turn, we are placing an added emphasis on the online experiences in our games, striving to continually provide players with content that is memorable and impactful.
Through the inherent interactivity of online play, our universes will have the chance to thrive both now and into the future. To achieve this, we are building the teams and tools capable of supporting our ambitions. We hope you will join us on this journey!”
If you’re interested in the technical aspects of game design, there’s an additional quote from Sébastien Bessette, Director of Online Technology:
“On the tech side, we’re working to empower our content creators and promote an iterative game creation process. To achieve this, we’ve created an engineering strategy that greatly encourages communication between team members, allowing us to efficiently design, implement, and test our game architecture.
We’re also structuring the DAWN engine, our proprietary technology, to interface with modern online solutions, which gives us the ability to take advantage of existing technologies. All of these efforts unify our teams towards one single goal, that being to deliver the best online gaming experience to our players.”
What do you think of Eidos-Montréal’s vision?