Flagship Studios (Hellgate: London
) has announced that it has expanded operations with the formation of a new development studio: Flagship Seattle, working on online MMO Mythos
, due in 2007.
Travis Baldree, Project Director at the new studio, previously worked at Wild Tangent as the Lead Designer on the popular free-to-play role-playing game Fate
, and other team members at Flagship Seattle have worked on titles including Total Annihilation, Dungeon Siege
and SWAT 3
Flagship Seattle's first title, Mythos
, is an online role-playing game that "will be used to test the networking technology behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London
will be digitally distributed by Flagship Studios subsidiary Ping0, LLC in North America and Europe in 2007. HanbitSoft, Flagship Studios’ partner in Ping0, will be responsible for distributing Mythos
“We were very impressed with the work of Travis from when we were first shown Wild Tangent's Fate
at E3 2005", said Phil Shenk, Creative Director of Mythos
and founding member of Flagship Studios. “Both he and the Flagship Seattle team have an exceptional pedigree in games development. Their skills and expertise make them real assets."