Riot Games, the developer behind powerhouse titles such as League of Legends and VALORANT, didn’t start as an influential developer. Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill to develop League of Legends, it was shot to fame by the success of League of Legends, which became and still remains quite a famous Battle-Arena game played by millions worldwide. As such, a person that has Riot Games in their portfolio can certainly be expected to deliver top-quality products. Such is Odyssey Interactive, a Canada-based developer made up of former Riot Games developers, that is soon to announce Omega Strikers, its 3v3 battle arena game.
Odyssey Interactive had raised $6 million for a Canadian game studio founded by former Riot Games developers. In an interview with GamesBeat, they expressed their plan to make mobile games for players who like accessible-but-competitive games. It should be noted that they received investment and funding from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, Golden Ventures, A16z Cultural Leadership Fund, Eros Resmini (Chief Marketing Officer at Discord), Kevin Lin (Co-Founder of Twitch), Steve Chen (Co-Founder of YouTube), and Paul Della Bitta (former Blizzard executive), all before even deciding what game they were going to make.
Soon though, they may now finally announce the title that they are working on. About two weeks ago, Reddit user, u/LongJonSilver, spotted a trademark filed by Odyssey Interactive for Omega Strikers. Recently, they hinted at a possible game announcement, through their official Twitter page.
might mess around and
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release the greatest game of all time ever to exist ever of all time ever
— Odyssey Interactive (@OdysseyStudio) April 25, 2022
The game has internally been known as Project P. Odyssey Interactive’s Marketing Director announced on Twitter that the studio was ready to unveil its game, which would be a “chaotic 3v3 hero brawler”. The developer also revealed that it was an anime-inspired IP. They then posted several job listings for positions such as Senior Tech Artist and Senior 3D Environment Artist, giving players some details as to what they can expect.
As the lob listing suggests, the game will have an anime-inspired art style, but it also implies that the game will be a cross-platform title, as the job listing does not list experience with cross-platform development as a necessity for the applicant but rather, as something that would be appreciated. This also implies that the supposed Omega Strikers will not only be a mobile title but will also be on multiple platforms.
The job listing for Senior 3D Environmental Artist mentions the same attributes as “Nice to haves” as those in the Senior Tech Artist job listing, additionally mentioning mobile this time, further strengthening the belief that Omega Strikers will indeed be a cross-platform game. Moreover, the developer has mentioned that they are working on a cross-platform game or multiple games, through their various tweets.
Odyssey Interactive has not explicitly stated that their game is titled Omega Strikers, but just at the start of this month, they implied that the game has a name now and is no longer titled Project P, and the fact that they recently filed a trademark for Omega Strikers makes it much more probable that their first game is indeed named Omega Strikers.
Going through the developer’s tweets, we are led to believe that they are quite confident about Omega Strikers. It would not be deemed unwise for us to expect much from the yet unannounced game, as it has the backing of senior former Riot Games developers, among others that have quite the experience within the industry, and the fact that it is cross-platform implies that Omega Strikers has huge potential of going big worldwide, especially since it is possibly under development for mobile as well.
We could be looking at the next big thing in battle arena genre, but how Omega Strikers pans out, only time will tell. We do know it has a tough competition ahead, with the likes of League of Legends and DOTA 2 still dominating the charts, and mobile-only titles such as Mobile Legends dominating the mobile front, while also being one of the most played titles on the planet.
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