A visit to Massive Entertainment

Written by Benke on the 5th of March 2009 at 23:20

Earlier this week I took the train from Stockholm down to the very southern part of Sweden - Scania and the city of Malmö where one of Sweden's most famous developers Massive Entertainment resides.

They have just finished up work on the expansion Soviet Assault to 2007's critically acclaimed World in Conflict. And they recently changed hands to new owners Ubisoft. I'm hoping that we will get up some of the interviews we made starting tomorrow (otherwise the first part will be up on Monday).

The studio is currently working on a couple of concepts that have yet to receive green light from Ubisoft to go into full production. And the atmosphere was naturally very casual at the studio between projects. Another contributing factor is that the four floors Massive reside in are dimensioned for 300 people while the studio only employs 100 people. The contrast to most other studios where cubicles are stacked from wall to wall was staggering.

Christofer Emgård, Massive's story writer, had stocked up on a dozen or so Tom Clancy books. Perhaps a sign in the sky of things to come from Massive, but they also seemed to have a liking for fantasy as I walked around the office. Whatever they are up to next it will be interesting to see...