Over the past couple of weeks, new game development studios have been popping up like mushrooms after a rainy day. Here’s another one from former Bungie CEO Harold Ryan. After being MIA for more than three years, Ryan re-emerges to announce a new multi-studio game company called ProbablyMonsters.
ProbablyMonsters employs a non-traditional business structure to develop AAA games. Basically, it’s not quite a studio and not quite a publisher either. According to Ryan, the company invests in new studios to become majority owners. The studios continue to operate as independent companies under their own management with Probably Monsters helping out with business planning, creative visions, and development support. “The goal is to build development teams that eventually don’t need me,” said Ryan in an interview with Gamasutra.