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Prime Matter in conjunction with Smilegate are teaming up for the upcoming new franchise, Crossfire: Legion, a futuristic action packed modern-day take on classic RTS from Canadian based RTS specialist studio Blackbird Interactive. The publishing deal sees Prime Matter publish the title on both digital and physical across all platforms.
Players got their first look at the title as part of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest on 10 June 2021.
For development of Crossfire: Legion, Smilegate partnered up with Blackbird Interactive, a Canada based studio specialized for RTS. BBI was founded in 2010 by Rob Cunningham, a former art director of Homeworld 1 and 2 and formed with a group of industry professionals who participated many hit games such as Gears of War and Company of Heroes.
The new title was one of the key reveals when Koch Media launched its new premium gaming label and will see Prime Matter responsible for physical and digital distribution of the title across PC and console platforms.
Operating out of Koch Media's head quarter in Munich, Prime Matter is a dynamic mix of seasoned industry veterans and enthusiastic fresh faces creating an incredible team of diverse multi-cultured gaming experts.
“We are truly excited to bring the vast and original Crossfire: Legion to the world of RTS players, the combination of Blackbird Interactive and the Crossfire IP from Smilegate is undoubtedly a thrilling proposition for any strategy / action gamer and a perfect title for our brand new games label Prime Matter.” said Mario Gerhold, Global Brand and Marketing Director, Koch Media GmbH.
Working in conjunction with Koch Media’s global publishing offices and development partners - and headed by industry stalwart Mario Gerhold - Prime Matter will lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences.
Smilegate Entertainment CEO Ina Jang said, “Crossfire, being introduced in various platforms and genres, is growing into a world-class IP, and it is now reimagined as RTS. Crossfire: Legion is not only for the gamers who have previously enjoyed the original Crossfire but also appeals to any gamer that to experience a classic RTS experiences reinvented in a modern time.
With a launch window of “2022”, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more action-packed new on this future RTS of the year!