Riot Games and BioWare vets open new studio in Vancouver

Riot Games and BioWare vets open new studio in Vancouver
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

August 28th 2014 at 11:06AM

Developer focusing on multiplayer games

A team of ex-Riot Games and BioWare employees have opened up a new studio in Vancouver.

Phoenix Labs is headed up by ex-Riot senior producer Jesse Houston as president, former Riot VP of people and special projects Sean Bender as CEO, and League of Legends senior development director Robin Mayne as VP of development.

Other staff include animation director Greg Lidstone, art director Glenn Barnes, design director Richard Hough, writer Jessie Leigh Gagnon and studio manager Jeanne-Marie Owens.

The developer aims to make co-operative multiplayer games with “strong experiential narratives”.