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Marty O'Donnell founds Highwire Games

Hendrick's

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Interesting. A musician founding a game company is indeed a strange twist. Well at least whatever the games are, they will have good scores.
 

riskVSreward

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He's an excellent composer, but what kind of game development expertise does he really have?
 

Quazar

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Interesting. A musician founding a game company is indeed a strange twist. Well at least whatever the games are, they will have good scores.
Yea. I'm sure he's in a good position of snagging talent from 343 and Bungie. Really curious to know who he's working with.
 

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Iiinteresting. I wonder if it will be a game with music as a key pillar rather than background noise, a bit like Sword and Sworcery, but grander.
 

Alienous

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Oof, good luck. A game studio is more than a composer, and managing one is more than being an audio director.

Hopefully it works out.
 

Quazar

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Games, Virtual Reality, Consoles, Game Design

Website
http://www.highwiregames.com
Industry
Entertainment
Type
Privately Held
Headquarters
1st Ave Seattle, WA United States
Company Size
1-10 employees
Founded
2014

could be VR or not. Looks like they're messing around with ideas at this point.
 

element

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oh this is what Jamie has been working on! Very cool that Marty joined him!
 

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I hate the term "dream team" but it's hard to argue they don't have a fantastic core set of people to start with.
 

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Please no more fpses.
Probably end up being some open-world space sim! We need more of those too!

An interesting choice to have someone focused around the music/audio side at the helm. It should mean the music will be at the forefront, so maybe some music styled VR game maybe?

Of course, Marty has been in and around Halo for long enough to know what works and what does not work.

I wish him and the team he assembles all the best!