Several video game industry veterans have joined forces to launch Fortis, a brand new video game developer and publisher. This company will focus on the recurring games-as-service model as the organization aims to introduce a set of social gaming titles across multiple genres to the fast-growing global esports ecosystem.
Fortis has a stacked team of founders. Steven Chiang, who held executive positions at WB Games and EA, will serve as the organization’s President. Meanwhile, Shawn Foust, who also spent time as an executive at WB Games, will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. The company also brought in designer Calvin Lau to fill the position of Chief Product Officer.
“Our view is that we are at the beginning of a massive new opportunity for games to make their greatest and most positive impact on global culture, and the human experience,” said Chiang. “Fortis’ mission is to create worlds that matter, that are deeply social, across different platforms and genres, and to help build meaningful relationships and healthy communities through games. We have the massive backing and long-term commitment of Sands, an experienced executive team, and the talent of a swiftly growing worldwide team to realize our vision.”
Fortis will serve as a subsidiary of the resort development company Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Through several acquisitions, the team has managed to onboard 100 employees that currently work out of Canada and the United Kingdom.
(All information was provided by The Hollywood Reporter)