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Journey to the Savage Planet authors retained the rights to the game and opened the Raccoon Logic studio

Typhoon Studios was closed by Google following its internal policy changes in early February this year. And now it became known that the core development team of Journey to the Savage Planet established the Raccoon Logic studio and retained the rights to the game.

Source: 505 Games

Source: 505 Games

According to the Video Games Chronicle, the sequel to Journey to the Savage Planet was in development prior to the closure of Typhoon Studios. Representatives of the newly formed studio Raccoon Logic said they received a large investment from gaming giant Tencent in order to “Immediately embark on a new action adventure adventure.”

Source: 505 Games

Source: 505 Games

The team will consist of co-founder Alex Hutchinson, who previously served as Creative Director for Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4, as well as Lead Designer for Spore. Reid Schneider, executive producer of Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight, returns as head of the studio. And Yannick Simard, formerly the former technical lead of Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2, took over as CTO.

Source: 505 Games

Source: 505 Games

Artistic director Erick Bilodeau and technical design director Marc-Antoine Lussier also joined Raccoon Logic from Typhoon Studios.

“We’re thrilled to be back in the indie space and create games that we truly believe in with an amazing new team.Hutchinson said. – Tencent’s early investment is a huge boost, which means we can do a lot of work on our own before we start talking to publishers. We love system games, games with a sense of humor and a lot of heart, and games with a strong flavor that elicit reactions from the players. We will continue to promote these ideas, and soon we will have something to show! “

Schneider added: “We are delighted to continue the work we started at Typhoon Studios and develop the Journey to the Savage Planet franchise in the future. We would like to thank our partners from Tencent, Google and 505 [Games] for their support. We are fortunate to have assembled a great team, many of whom have helped create Savage Planet, and we have also added some great new talent. “

Source: 505 Games

Source: 505 Games

Journey to the Savage Planet was released on January 28, 2020 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and on May 21, 2020 on Nintendo Switch.

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