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Arkane Studios SASU

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Arkane Studios is a development studio based in Lyon, France and it is owned by ZeniMax Media Inc. It was founded on 1st October 1999 with an initial investment of 1,150,000 Francs ($180,000) with developers coming mainly from Electronic Arts and Atari. The company is currently headed by Raphaël Colantonio. In 2000 they shopped around a demo of the action RPG Arx Fatalis to secure a publisher. It was picked up by JoWooD Productions Software AG and the game was released in 2002, followed by a 2003 Xbox release, published by Dreamcatcher.

In 2004, the company signed with Ubisoft to develop a title under the Might and Magic brand, powered by Valve's Source engine. Dark Messiah of Might & Magic was released in October 2006. In 2008 an updated Xbox 360 version was released as Dark Messiah: Might and Magic - Elements.

In July 2006 Arkane Studios LLC was opened, a second office based in Austin, Texas (USA). In December 2006 the first-person shooter The Crossing was announced, but it was later put on hold. Between 2006 and 2007 the company worked on Return to Ravenholm for Valve, a game in the Half Life series, but it was eventually cancelled. The team also contributed to the multiplayer development of Call of Duty: World at War (2008). In July 2009 2K Marin signed up Arkane to contribute design, animation and art to BioShock 2.

In August 2010 the company was acquired by ZeniMax Media. On 7th July 2011 a new game was announced, the stealth-based assassination game Dishonored. It was released in October 2012.

Credited on 17 Games from 2002 to 2023

Redfall (2023 on Windows, Xbox Series, Windows Apps)
Hi-Fi Rush (2023 on Windows, Xbox Series, Windows Apps)
Deathloop (2021 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 5...)
BioShock 2: Remastered (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Wolfenstein: Youngblood (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Dishonored 2 (2016 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
BioShock 2: Remastered (2016 on Windows, Xbox One, Macintosh)
Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition (2013 on Windows, PlayStation 3, Windows Apps...)
Dishonored (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
BioShock 2 (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Call of Duty: World at War (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Dark Messiah: Might and Magic - Elements (2008 on Xbox 360)
Dark Messiah: Might and Magic (2006 on Windows)
Arx Fatalis (2002 on Windows, Xbox, Windows Apps)

History +

September 21, 2020

Became part of Xbox Game Studios through the acquisition of parent company ZeniMax Media.

July 7, 2006

The company announces the establishment of a new co-development studio located in Austin, Texas.

October 1, 1999

Arkane Studios founded in Lyon, France.

Trivia +

Address and contact information for the French office as of 1999:

Arkane Studios SA

Immeuble Le Nobel

99 Cours Gambetta

69003 Lyon

France

Tél.: +33 (0)4 78 62 99 01

Admin.: +33 (0)4 72 19 68 53

Fax: +33 (0)4 78 62 91 64

Email: [email protected]

Address and contact information for the US office in 2006:

Arkane Studios LLC

9111 Jollyville Rd, suite 235

Austin, TX 78759

USA

Tel & Fax +1 512 828 6380

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