ProbablyMonsters is a video game studio intended to unite, guide, and empower talented game developers and gamers. The company's studios are identity-customized around the type of game experience they create. The development studios use an inclusive hiring and development model that has attracted a reported 300 developers across three studios. These studios are for the three games being developed by ProbablyMonsters. The company works to be a culture-first, triple-A game development studio.
The company was founded in 2016 by CEO Harold Ryan, who was the previous head of game studio Bungie.
ProbablyMonsters used the funding the company raised to split the teams of developers into three different studio divisions. These include Firewalk, Cauldron, and an unnamed third team. In addition to developing these studios, the funding is being used to increase the head count of the different studios to accelerate their development growth.
One of the development studios that has been developed under ProbablyMonsters, Firewalk, is developing a game project. This development team entered an agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment to develop a multiplayer AAA game. This development team is headed by Tony Hsu, who previously worked at Activision.
In April 2023, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it entered into an agreement with ProbablyMonsters to acquire Firewalk for an undisclosed amount.
The Cauldron team is developing a single-player adventure game intended to evolve with and around the player. This development team is headed by industry veterans from Destiny and God of War. This development studio is headed by Dave Matthews, formerly a lead character artist at Sony Computer Entertainment and director at Bungie and WB Games.
The third development team was unveiled in October 2020 and was launched to work on what the development studio calls a new kind of open-world cooperative role-playing game. The development team is led by John Dunbar and Marsh Lefler, who both cofounded Runic Games; Allen Fong, another Runic Games designer; and Patrick Blank, an original lead level designer on the Borderlands game. The game has been named Battle Barge and has yet to be released as of April 2023.
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