Last October, Bungie alum Harold Ryan revealed his new game development initiative, ProbablyMonsters.The Issaquah, WA-based company is not merely another game studio, but instead Ryan and his team have envisioned a new game development model that aims to build AAA studios from the ground up in a sustainable manner. Today, even as the world and the games industry grapples with an ongoing pandemic, ProbablyMonsters revealed that it’s passed the 100 employee mark, “the first of several planned growth milestones.”
ProbablyMonsters’ first two studios are making progress as well. Cauldron Studios, led by Dave Matthews (God of War, Myst) is working on a narrative-driven AAA game, while Firewalk Studios, led by Tony Hsu (Destiny, Call of Duty: Black Ops) is creating a multiplayer AAA game. Both teams are in “milestone development for their first projects, and both games have been separately signed with respective major publishers,” ProbablyMonsters announced.