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ProbablyMonsters, Developer of AAA GameStudios, Establishes Itself as a New Category of Gaming Company

Industry Leader Harold Ryan Assembles Talent from Entertainment Giants Including Sony, Microsoft, Bungie, Activision & Pixar; Launches ProbablyMonsters & First Two Studios with Signed Next Generation Games

ProbablyMonsters™ Inc., a developer of industry-defining video game studios and interactive entertainment, announced its formation under the leadership of CEO and founder, Harold Ryan, offering a new business model for games focused on creating world-class development studios and original entertainment. The privately held company, which has been operating in stealth mode since 2016, today revealed its first two ProbablyMonsters development studios, Cauldron Studios™ and Firewalk Studios™.

October 7th, 2019
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Variety

Ex-Bungie Boss Harold Ryan Launches Triple-A Game Startup ProbablyMonsters

Harold Ryan, after more than three years in stealth mode, is finally ready to talk about his next venture after leaving as head of Bungie, the game studio behind hits like “Halo” and “Destiny.” Ryan said he’s set up ProbablyMonsters as a different kind of game developer: It functions as a holding company and incubator […]

October 9th, 2019
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Hollywood Reporter

Former Bungie CEO Launches New Game Studio Development Company

Harold Ryan, founder and CEO of ProbablyMonsters, has already launched two new development studios under the banner and is rapidly building a third: “The industry needs and deserves a place where it can reliably build a AAA game.” After three years of operating in “stealth mode,” ProbablyMonsters Inc., a new video game studio-building enterprise formed […]

October 9th, 2019
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Games Industry

Harold Ryan sets up ProbablyMonsters

Former Bungie CEO's developer of developers lands $18.8 million in funding, reveals Cauldron Studios and Firewalk Studios

Former Bungie president and CEO Harold Ryan has revealed what he’s been up to since leaving the studio in 2016, today announcing his new business, ProbablyMonsters. Ryan is the founder and CEO of ProbablyMonsters, which was launched three years ago and is only now coming out of “stealth mode.” The company is a developer of […]

October 9th, 2019
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Gamedaily

Bungie alum Harold Ryan launches ProbablyMonsters to incubate AAA studios

The former Bungie CEO wants to help foster next generation studios with a focus on sustainability. GameDaily chatted at length with Ryan.

Game development, at times, can be an arduous task. Crafting the next big game is that much harder when you’re worried about whether you’ll have a job next month. Sustainability, particularly in AAA development, is a big buzzword and for good reason: we’ve seen far, far too many studio closures and layoffs over the last […]

October 9th, 2019
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Twinfinite

ProbablyMonsters Forms, Launches New AAA Studios Led by Former Bungie & Sony Devs

ProbablyMonsters, a new type of game company described as neither a traditional developer or publisher, has officially announced its formation today and introduced its first two AAA game studios: Cauldron Studios, and Firewalk Studios. Under the leadership of CEO and founder, Harold Ryan, the company has actually been operating in a ‘stealth’ capacity since 2016, […]

October 9th, 2019
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Gamasutra

Former CEO of Bungie founds new multi-studio AAA game company

ProbablyMonsters-owned Cauldron Studios and Firewalk Studios working on AAA titles signed by major publishers.

The person who for years led Halo and Destiny developer Bungie has re-emerged with a new multi-studio game company that plans to create triple-A games within a non-traditional business structure. Harold Ryan, who was CEO and president of Bungie for over 15 years (and orchestrated the 2007 divestiture from Microsoft) has unveiled ProbablyMonsters, which he […]

October 9th, 2019
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Gematsu

ProbablyMonsters, developer of AAA game studios, announces formation and first two development studios

ProbablyMonsters-owned Cauldron Studios and Firewalk Studios working on AAA titles signed by major publishers.

ProbablyMonsters, a developer of game studios and interactive entertainment, has announced its formation under the leadership of CEO and founder Harold Ryan, as well as its first two development studios, Cauldron Studios and Firewalk Studios. Each studio is working on its own “inaugural AAA game franchise” signed by “separate major publishers.”

October 9th, 2019
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Seattle Times

A new gaming company wants to disrupt the industry

The man responsible for the insanely popular Halo franchise, which garnered $3 billion in the span of its first three releases, is ready to talk about his new project.

October 9th, 2019
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Venture Beat

Ex-Bungie chief’s ProbablyMonsters raises $18.8 million for two triple-A game studios

Former Bungie chief Harold Ryan’s ProbablyMonsters is announcing it has raised $18.8 million for the company’s two triple-A game studios.

October 9th, 2019
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