Owlcat Games, the developer behind popular cRPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker, has announced that they have gone independent and are no longer attached to MY.GAMES.
Announced in a news post on their website, Owlcat Games said that they agreed to a mutually beneficial split with MY.GAMES. While they may no longer be part of the company, they will still be working closely with MY.GAMES, as the company will continue to invest in and be a strategic partner with Owlcat. Regardless, Owlcat will use the chance to look into some new business opportunities. They also took the time to move their studio, apparently needing a full truck just to transport a single sword. Regardless, the move is now over and it seems like soon they'll be back to work on whatever their next project is.
The studio, which is based in Moscow, Russia, was originally formed in 2016. Their first, and so far only, game is Pathfinder: Kingmaker, which they originally Kickstarted, making $909,057 from a goal of $500,000, and then launched on September 25th, 2018. MY.GAMES is a publisher with offices based in Europe, Russia, and the United States. They've helped bring several PC games to life, like Warface and Skyforge, along with console ports for both of those games, and various mobile games as well. According to their website, they've assisted with over 150 games, 60 of which are still currently active experiences. On their website they mention currently looking around for pitches for a AAA console shooter game.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is currently available on PC. Since launch, Owlcat Games has also put out three major DLC expansions to the game.
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