Industry Veterans’ New FPS PvP Game Releases First Artwork
Mountaintop Studios, a new studio co-founded by Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell and made up of alumni from some of the industry’s biggest companies, has released the first artwork for its yet-to-be-announced debut game. The game is set to be FPS PvP and is currently untitled.
The artwork shows a futuristic-looking street corner with a row of shops overlooking a shipping port. A number of hovering freighters dot the sky, while a lamppost welcomes two seagulls. A sign for a store named “Bots N Bolts” suggests that bots are an integral part of life in this world, but everything else about the new IP address is subject to speculation.
Mountaintop Studios is currently made up of 35 developers who are studio veterans including Epic, Blizzard, Naughty Dog, Respawn, Infinity Ward, Ubisoft, Raven, Turtle Rock, Double Fine, PopCap, and Oculus. The studio will use $ 30 million raised in a recent round of funding to increase those ranks, expanding the team to produce the first title.
“Philosophically, we believe in finding the best version of our game through a consistent cycle of exploration, prototyping, game testing and iteration,” reads Mountaintop’s press release. “We’ve been testing the game since the early days of the studio, and it’s made a huge difference in getting us further, faster.”
Players will also be invited to the game testing process when the studio is ready, with the press release asking interested fans to sign up for the Mountaintop newsletter to be the first to be notified of Alpha game testing opportunities.