3DMark Creators Found Game Studio

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Futuremark, the company best known for the 3DMark series of benchmark tools and tech demos, has revealed its intent to pursue full-fledged game development.

The work will occur within the newly-formed Futuremark Game Studios group, which has already begun started on its first title, an untitled PC game. The company noted that its games will feature the "latest technologies," but vows they will be able to run on "modest platforms."

Founded in 1997, the company now known as Futuremark was created by Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment. While Remedy has continued to develop and release titles in the time since, with the upcoming Alan Wake (PC, X360) being its latest project, Futuremark has only focused on its benchmark tools.

"Futuremark Games Studio is committed to developing original IP games with the highest quality game play combined with our established track record of creating blow-your-socks-off visuals," said Futuremark CEO Tero Sarkkinen. "For years, our fans have been asking us when will we start making games. Very soon they are going to get it--and then some!"

From The Chatty
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    January 29, 2008 9:33 AM

    I can't wait to see uber PCs weep when they release a game.

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      January 29, 2008 9:46 AM

      Read again. They claim they'll make their game run on "modest platforms".

      With all that demo engine development and benchmarking knowledge, maybe they'll indeed be able to create something nice-looking but efficient.

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      January 29, 2008 9:52 AM

      I'd love to see a game based on the Airship demos in 3DMark. Could be a really cool adventure/RPG thingy.

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