MichaelSchade007 18 Feb

Former Fishlabs CEO Michael Schade is forming a new game studio called Rockfish and its first project will be for the next-generation consoles, GI International reports.

Fishlabs was a mobile game studio that was closed last year due to bankruptcy, with the company and its staff being acquired by Koch Media. Schade has said that the studio is leaving behind mobile and free-to-play games, to move into the next-gen console space.

“Rockfish is brand new. Christian [Lohr], my long term partner, and I started it, so it’s still the same team as the last 20 years,” Schade told GI International. “Now we’re completely platform agnostic but of course we’re going to stick with high-end, 3D action games. The first project we’re doing is most likely going to happen on next-gen console, unfortunately I can’t reveal too much about it at this point in time. But hopefully we can announce something around Gamescom.”

“We’re already working with a team of roughly around 10, we’re co-operating with another studio, were definitely moving on,” Schade added. “It’s not like we’re sitting here and we don’t know what to do, it’s very busy!”

(via GI International)