Titan Quest Veterans Form New Studio, Buy Rights to Previous Projects

Though Titan Quest developer Iron Lore shut down due to funding issues last February, the company's legacy, and its incomplete games, live on through Crate Entertainment.

Crate was formed by ex-Iron Lore lead designer Arthur Bruno and former art director Eric Campanella, who then purchased the rights to two of Iron Lore's unreleased projects.

Currently, the duo are shopping a demo of Iron Lore's Xbox 360 action-RPG Black Legion to publishers--the very same game that the studio was unable to get funding for--and are sharing office space with Demiruge, thanks to an agreement.

"One of our real goals [with Black Legion] is to take the solid game play we established in Titan Quest and repackage it to make it sort of grittier and more appealing to the mainstream audience," Bruno explained to The Journal of New England Technology.

As for that other project, at this point, the only thing Crate will admit is that it exists.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
  • reply
    January 8, 2009 10:48 AM

    This is probably some of the best gaming news in a bit. Titan Quest was a lot of fun and really deserved better, hopefully it's had a decent life on Steam if nothing else to prove it was successful.

    • reply
      January 8, 2009 10:52 AM

      I hope they will make Titan Quest 2 later.

    • reply
      January 8, 2009 5:05 PM

      Yeah, I too enjoyed Titan Quest. I picked up the expansion and had fun getting through that as well.

    • reply
      January 8, 2009 6:16 PM

      Yeah it's a shame Iron Lore shut down.

Hello, Meet Lola