Film studio Annapurna Pictures has launched its own games publishing arm Annapurna Interactive.
The publisher is staffed with former SCEA, Warner Bros and Sony Santa Monica employees who have worked on a number of high-profile console games and will be based within Annapurna Pictures' campus in West Hollywood.
The studio will release games across all platforms, including mobile. Its first mobile game, Gorogoa, is due to be launched in Spring 2017.
Artistry and diversity
Annapurna has also signed deals with San Francisco-based developer Funomena, Katamari Damacy franchise creator Keita Takahashi and Melbourne-based developer Mountains to release games in the future.
"The artistry and diversity of interactive storytelling is exciting and we look forward to exploring the limitless possibilities in gaming," said Annapurna’s founder and CEO, Megan Ellison.
"We want to empower artists across this medium to make Annapurna Interactive their home and I believe we’ve assembled the perfect team to make that happen."
Annapurna Pictures was founded in 2011 and has worked on films such as Sausage Party and Zero Dark Thirty.