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Arkane Studios

is a French video game developer based in Lyon, France. It was founded in 1999, and released its first game, Arx Fatalis, in 2002. Arkane Studios opened an Austin,... read more

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Founding date
1999
Address
City: Lyon
Street: La Sucrière 49 quai Rambaud
ZIP: 69002
Country: France
Number of Employees
100+
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Updated
8/23/2016 11:13:28 AM
Arkane Studios

is a French video game developer based in Lyon, France. It was founded in 1999, and released its first game, Arx Fatalis, in 2002. Arkane Studios opened an Austin, Texas-based office in July 2006.

Description

History

Arkane Studios's first game was Arx Fatalis. The studio's second game, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, was released in October 2006. It refined the first-person melee combat of Arx Fatalis with a lesser emphasis on role-playing elements.

In December 2006, the company announced its new first-person shooter title, The Crossing, which was later cancelled. Between 2006 and 2007, the company was working in conjunction with Valve Software to develop a game in the Half-Lifeseries called Return to Ravenholm. The project has since been cancelled and its existence has been confirmed by Valve employee Marc Laidlaw. Arkane began work on Electronic Arts's LMNO project featuring Steven Spielberg, which was also later cancelled.

In 2008 the company helped in the development of maps for the multiplayer component of Call of Duty: World at War. In July 2009, 2K Marin announced that Arkane was signed up to help with BioShock 2 development, more specifically "design, animation, and art".

In August 2010, the company was acquired by ZeniMax Media. The studio most recently worked on Dishonored, a first-person stealth-action game with role-playingelements that was released in October 2012, and received critical acclaim.

Games

Title
Year
Genre
Platform
Arx Fatalis
2002
RPG
Windows, Xbox
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
2006
RPG
Windows, Xbox 360
Dishonored
2012
First personstealth
Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Dishonored 2
2016
First personstealth
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


Cancelled games

Title
Genre
Platform
Note
LMNO
Action
Windows
Level design assistance
The Crossing
First-person shooter
Windows, Xbox 360

Half-Life 2: Episode 4 / Return to Ravenholm
First-person shooter



Additional work

Title
Year
Genre
Platform
Note
Call of Duty: World at War
2008
First-person shooter
Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Windows Mobile
Multiplayer only
KarmaStar
2009
Strategy
iOS

BioShock 2
2010
First-person shooter
Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Level design assistance

This article uses materialfrom the Wikipedia article Arkane Studios, which is released under the CreativeCommons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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Awards & Recognition

  • 2012 Action Adventure Game of the Year - SPIKE VGA Awards
  • 2012 Game of the Year: BAFTA


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02-Dec-2016

New gameplay trailer for Prey shown at Game Awards

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Arkane Studios have showcased gameplay in Prey in their new trailer shown at The Game Awards 2016.

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14-Nov-2016

Dishonored 2 PC performance will be fixed soon

author: Jacob Preston
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Bethesda have announced that they are working to provide an update that fixes performance problems for Dishonored 2 on mid range systems.

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03-Nov-2016

Narrative video Book of Karnaca is out for Dishonored 2

author: Dmytro Voloshyn
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Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios, set to launch...

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25-Oct-2016

Dishonored 2 live-action trailer

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Bethesda releases Dishonored 2's live-action trailer to fuel the game's hype train.

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04-Oct-2016

Dishonored 2: High Chaos and Low Chaos Gameplay

author: Tanner Stacy
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Dishonored 2 will be releasing November 11th, 2016. With multiple ways to complete each level, which will you choose?

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29-Sep-2016

Play Dishonored 2 a day early!

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People who have pre ordered Dishonered 2 get the chance to play the game a day early, Bethesda has revealed.

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26-May-2016

Dishonored Getting Comic and Novel Series

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Dishonored 2 is coming soon from Bethesda and Arkane Studios and the franchise is now getting a comic book series along with a new prose novel series...

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04-May-2016

Bethesda revealed release date for Dishonored 2

author: Dmytro Voloshyn
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Bethesda has announced that Dishonored 2 will release worldwide on November 11 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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