Certain Affinity co-developing new sci-fi RPG EXODUS


Publisher Wizards of the Coast and developer Archetype Entertainment have announced Certain Affinity will co-develop EXODUS, their new sci-fi RPG.

Certain Affinity will be lead on co-developing the new RPG, and has been working closely with Archetype Entertainment since 2022, partnering Archetype’s Executive Creative Director, and co-founder, James Ohlen (formerly Lead Designer of Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2), and alongside the studio’s VP, Executive Producer and co-founder, Chad Robertson (formerly the Studio Director for EA BioWare).

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with James, Chad, and the rest of the team at Archetype Entertainment,” said Certain Affinity’s CEO and founder, Max Hoberman. “As one of the world’s premiere independent studios, we’ve worked on a huge variety of great games, but nothing quite like this exciting new Sci-Fi IP, EXODUS. Our mission is to add value in development across the board and to complement their efforts in bringing this amazing storytelling experience to players around the world.”

“This game is introducing an extremely innovative and expansive world,” said James Ohlen. “We are creating a new universe that we hope will be the beginning of a decades-long narrative-driven adventure for gamers. I’ve known Max for a long time and was thrilled to partner with Certain Affinity on a project. With his support and the addition of his outstanding team we’re excited to bring this new AAA Sci-fi universe to life.”

“The value of our experienced teams joining forces adds a clear benefit to the project and ensures that in today’s competitive video game marketplace, EXODUS will be an IP that stands apart in terms of quality, deep engagement, and value for gamers.” Chad Robertson added. “We have enjoyed working with Certain Affinity and look forward to the unique opportunities that come from a deep partnership like this with such a veteran team.”[

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