Warhorse Studios, the Prague-based developer recently founded by veterans from the Mafia
series, has licensed Crytek's CryEngine 3 for an unannounced open-world RPG.
Established last summer
after securing an investment from private backers, Warhorse is made up of developers who worked on games like Bohemia Interactive's Operation Flashpoint
series, fantasy pen-and-paper RPG Dragon's Lair, and the Mafia
Daniel Vavra, who was the director and lead designer on Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
, and the designer and screen writer for Mafia II
, serves as the creative director for Warhorse. The company hasn't revealed what platforms its project will release for.
Other games that use CryEngine 3 include City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
, Crytek's Crysis 2
and console ports for the original Crysis
, Piranha Games' Mechwarrior Online
, and at least a dozen other titles in development.