The MMO industry, despite some setbacks over the past year or so, has been growing at a steady rate for some time and doesn't show much sign of slowing. It's hard to argue that two of the most influential companies in that success have been Blizzard Entertainment
, with the former keeping a stable of several successful games and the latter running a game well-known enough to not need a mention
. So when staffers from both companies join up to form a new development studio, it's worth paying some attention to what the company is doing.
En Masse Entertainment
, as reported
by our sister site Joystiq
, has just announced their formation as a company. Their staff includes talent from the aforementioned studios as well as Microsoft
, and Electronic Arts
. According to the official press release
, their first project is bringing the Korean MMORPG TERA
to western audiences -- which might sound like another free-to-play game coming over until you note both the stunning visuals and the fact that it's slated to be a subscription model "like other triple-A titles
." We'll be keeping a close eye on the new studio -- it could be a combination that produces some interesting results.