Arrowhead Game Studios Wants To Be The Next FromSoftware

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Arrowhead Game Studios Wants To Be The Next FromSoftware

With the success of Helldivers 2, Arrowhead Games Studios has some big new aspirations. In a new interview with GamesIndustry.biz former CEO, now Chief Creative Officer, Johan Pilestedt said that the studio wants to become the next major studio like Blizzard of FromSoftware.

“We pride ourselves on being an independent studio,” he told the outlet when talking about making the games they want. “We have to see what the future holds, but there’s nothing in the plans where we want to be acquired by somebody.

“I want to see how high we can fly. And bringing Shams on board, we have a good potential to realize that future of turning into the next From Software or Blizzard.”

How that looks, exactly, isn’t clear because it’s not something that happens overnight. Even with the fast rise of Helldivers 2, new CEO Shams Jorjani says he knows there is work to be done, but that he doesn’t want the company to lose focus of why they do what they do.

“We will see growth, but growth as a means to an ends, not as an end itself,” Jorjani said. “We don’t have plans to go public. None of those shenanigans. Measured growth that allows us to make amazing game and be a good place to work.

“We don’t run the business for monetary gain,” Pilestedt said. “The humbleness and the desire to just make great games is the only reason we exist.”

You can read the full interview via GIBiz.


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