Day 1 Studios

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Day 1 Studios
Type Former video game developer
Industry Computer and video games
Successor(s) Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore
Founded 2001
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois and Hunt Valley, Maryland
Employees around 40
Website www.day1studios.com

Day 1 Studios was an American game developer that operated in Chicago, Illinois and Hunt Valley, Maryland.

They worked in tandem with developer FASA Interactive to create their first two games MechAssault, which Microsoft used to promote their Xbox Live service, and MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf. They worked with Monolith Productions to make the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console ports of F.E.A.R..

In 2006, they signed a deal with LucasArts to develop the science fiction video game Fracture. It had mixed reviews by the gaming press. In 2010, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that they would be developing the third installment in the F.E.A.R. franchise entitled F.E.A.R. 3, first announced using the title F.3.A.R., which was later confirmed as just for advertising. When their subsequent project with Konami was cancelled, however, around 100 employees (the vast majority of the team working on that project) were laid off.[1] The remaining team members moved forward with development on the free-to-play mech game Reign of Thunder.[2]

On January 29, 2013 it was announced that Wargaming.net, the creator of World of Tanks, acquired Day 1 Studios for $20 million[3] and rebranded it Wargaming West.[4] The acquisition included the rights to Reign of Thunder, the status of which is currently under consideration.[5]

List of video games[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
PS3 Win Xbox X360
2002 MechAssault No No Yes No
2004 MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf No No Yes No
2006 F.E.A.R. Yes Yes No Yes
2008 Fracture Yes No No Yes
2011 F.E.A.R. 3 Yes Yes No Yes
TBA Reign of Thunder No Yes No No

Cancelled video games[edit]

  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

References[edit]

  1. ^ December 2, 2011 2:45PM PST (2011-06-21). "Day 1 Studios loses Konami publishing deal". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Day 1 Studios Announces Mech Combat Game Reign of Thunder". Gametestlab.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  3. ^ "News – Wargaming's surprise acquisition: F.E.A.R. 3's dev Day 1 for $20M". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Wargaming West". Wargaming West. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  5. ^ "World of Tanks developers talking with Day 1 about Reign of Thunder mech game". Polygon. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 

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