FASA Studio

Moby ID: 495

  • FASA Interactive - name used until 2001

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FASA Studio, formerly FASA Interactive, was the video game arm of tabletop game company FASA Corporation. Hence, it worked with the latter's BattleTech license, including the MechWarrior and Mech Commander series.

On 19 November 1998, they became a development studio for Microsoft, who simultaneously acquired the video game rights to the BattleTech and Shadowrun intellectual properties.

FASA Studio would have its MechWarrior 3 project moved in schedule as MechWarrior 4: Vengeance due to development problems, while Zipper Interactive stepped in for MechWarrior 3 to release in 1999.

In the 2000s, FASA Studio would also release Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge in 2003 and their final game Shadowrun in 2007. The company closed its doors on 13 September 2007.

Credited on 7 Games from 1998 to 2007

Shadowrun (2007 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (2003 on Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Cloud Gaming...)
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries (2002 on Windows)
Mech Commander 2 (2001 on Windows)
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance (2000 on Windows)
Mech Commander: Gold (1999 on Windows)
Mech Commander (1998 on Windows)

History +

September 13th, 2007

Manager Mitch Gitelman announces the studio has closed its doors.

November 19th, 1998

Became a Microsoft studio.

Trivia +

Their website was most recently at http://www.microsoftgamesinsider.com/fasa/

The word FASA is an acronym for "Freedonian Aeronautics and Space Administration". The name was invented by Jordan Weisman, the original founder of FASA Games.

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