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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
6/14/2017 10:25:51 PM
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.

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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

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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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12-May-2017

Was IGN wrong to give Prey a 4.0?

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When Dan Stapleton of IGN gave the PC version of Arkane's Prey a 4.0, a debate exploded online regarding scores, bugs and when a game is reviewable. I...

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08-May-2017

PREY Review (PS4)

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All I do each night is Prey, hoping Ken Levine will make Bioshock games again one day. An interesting premise and extremely well-executed world...

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03-May-2017

Prey's soundtrack is now available to buy and stream

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author: Jacob Preston
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Get your headphones out because the original soundtrack for upcoming video game prey is now available to buy and stream.

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27-Apr-2017

Prey has a new demo and trailer

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author: Jacob Preston
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Can you fight the invasion? The new Prey reboot has received a free demo on all platforms as well as a trailer accompanying the demo.

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04-Apr-2017

Prey (2006) Review

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author: Jesse Teixeira
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The original Prey spent ten years as vaporware before finally dropping in 2006, where it received many critical accolade despite poor overall sales....

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09-Feb-2017

Dishonored 2 Review

author: Jake Mellor
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Set 15 years after the original, Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin face a new threat- a woman claiming to be Emily's aunt and rightful heir to the...

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15-Jan-2017

Dishonored 2's new custom difficulty

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One of the new features for Dishonored 2 that Arkane Studios will implement into the game over the course of the next week for home consoles and PC is...

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19-Dec-2016

Dishonored 2's Free Update 1 Now Available

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Free Update 1 with New Game Plus Mode Now Available. We’re pleased to announce that Dishonored 2’s first free game update with New Game Plus is now...

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