The Initiative It is the new Microsoft studio located in Santa Monica (California), and has opened the doors to a new member: it is the cheerleader Sylvia Chambers, who has previously worked in both Naughty Dog from PlayStation as in Electronic Arts DICE. Among the projects in which he has collaborated, we find titles such as Uncharted 4: The Thief's End or Battlefield v.
Announced last E3 2018, The Initiative has veterans of both Rockstar and SIE Santa Monicaparents of the recent God of war, as well as developers who come from the aforementioned Naughty Dog or Motive, while the director of Sunset Overdrive
As we have pointed out, Chambers has worked on games belonging to the saga of Uncharted: was a film entertainer in Uncharted 4: The Thief's End, while animating numerous characters from Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the spin-off starring Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross. In addition to his time at Sony / Naughty Dog, Chambers has also worked on Battlefield v from EA. On the other hand, his experience also covers the world of cinema: she was one of the artists that worked in Thor: Ragnarok
The Initiative is a study that seeks to create games in an "artisanal" way
Microsoft's goal with this new study is to dedicate a development team to create "artisan" games while looking for ways to innovate within the sector. "They gave me the mandate, the freedom and the support to do it. It's almost the best of both worlds," said study director The Initiative, Darrell Gallagher. "If you look at my story, I dedicate myself to creating new IPs, building teams, building entertainment. Doing this with the support of Xbox and Microsoft, looking for new innovative games, it's a great opportunity
We have recently learned that the first game prepared by The Initiative uses Unreal Engine, while the players will be able to use a whole range of weapons and gadgets. It is rumored that this project could try to revive the saga. Perfect Dark.