Ex-Diablo Launch Hyporeal Games

Ex-employees of Blizzard North, involved in Diablo franchise, have launched their own Game Developer Studio under the name Hyporeal Games.  They are already developing a new game named Starfall.  Michio Okamura was Art Director and Lead Artist—created all characters visuals of Diablo and Diablo II, including how Diablo looks like.  Eric Sexton – game designer that worked with Okamura’s art, animating in computer most of the NPCs, and co-creator of the Random Item system. Finally Steven Woo—designer of Diablo and Diablo II User interface and responsible for localization work for game release and patching. The Blizzard legacy has sprung many new Game Studios: Red 5 Studios, Nihilistic, Flagship Studios, Castaway Entertainment, and others.

Their game seems to be focused on a futuristic RPG-based scenario for PC.  No further info was made available.

By Medievaldragon

Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003 posting news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Next-Gen MMO, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)