Newly Established AAA Studio Smilegate Barcelona Started a Twitter Today. Same day as Microsoft’s Earnings Call is Due. They’ve been working exclusively on an “Open World” console game. Microsoft has also been rumoured to have an unannounced AAA open-world game in development.
— Smilegate Barcelona (@SmilegateB) January 26, 2021
ex-lead designer on Control from Remedy is now an Associate Director at Smilegate Barcelona:
Along with an ex-screenwriter from Guerilla Games (John Gonzalez). Who has worked on Horizon Forbidden West is now apart of the same studio
A little late on the update, but I've recently left Remedy Entertainment to help start up a new AAA next-gen IP at Smilegate Barcelona as an Associate Director. Sad to leave such an incredible team, but super excited for the future! We're hiring! https://t.co/qlQ9SApdFt pic.twitter.com/RGSgtZ4okP
— Paul Ehreth (@bacon_sanwich) October 15, 2020
Along with an ex-screenwriter from Guerilla Games (John Gonzalez). Who has worked on Horizon Forbidden West is now apart of the same studio:
Microsoft targeting big named studios & Xbox Series X unannounced exclusives. Due note, that they literally made this Twitter today. So all of their account likes are from today.
Smilegate Entertainment is technically a big name studio over in Korea. So I could see Xbox acquiring them once they launch @PlayCrossfireX this year!
— Cyberpush👹 (@OnQore) January 20, 2021