After finding big success with its partnership with Obsidian for The Outer Worlds, Take-Two’s indie game label Private Division has announced which developers it’s bringing on board next.
Private Division has signed new publishing deals with Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios, the Australian studio League of Geeks which makes the hit digital board game Armello, and OlliOlli studio Roll7.
“Our partnerships with Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7 continue to enhance Private Division’s roster with more of the game industry’ best creative talent from around the world,” Private Division boss Michael Worosz said in a statement. “We are thrilled to work alongside these experienced developers to provide them with the support needed to propel their creative visions to the next level.”
In terms of the new projects, Moon Studios is making a “compelling new action RPG,” Take-Two said in its press release. “Developing the Ori series over the last decade has been a fantastic experience for our team, and we’re thrilled to now be aiming our sights even higher with a new action RPG,” Mahler and Korol said in a statement. “We attribute our success to the ‘iterative polish’ process we use at Moon Studios, and we’re continuing that style of development to create a new game that rises above anything we’ve created thus far.”
League of Geeks are making an “ambitious” new IP. “It’s equally important for us to build games with heart that can rally and foster a dedicated community of players, as it is to develop games that are critical, cultural, and commercial successes,” League of Geeks co-founder Blake Mizzi said in a statement. “This partnership provides the opportunity for us to grow our studio alongside our ambitions to create something beyond anything we’ve developed before.”
And Roll7, well, they’re plans aren’t too clear. Take-Two only said it is working on the “next jump forward in their mission to create awesome, flow-state games.”
More details about these three games will be released at some time in the future, but Take-Two said the first of the games is not expected to release until Take-Two’s fiscal year 2022.