If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Blizzard Entertainment alums form Gas Giant Games

The new studio also said at this year's GDC it will be privately showcasing its title to potential investors

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox

Former Warcraft and Diablo developers Jay Wilson and Julian Love, alongside fellow co-founder Dan Kelly have launched Gas Giant Games.

Wilson will take on the role of design director, Love will step into the position of creative director, and Kelly will serve as the game studio's chairman.

Wilson brings with him experience that includes serving as the former game director of Diablo III. He also worked as lead designer on the World of Warcraft: Legion.

Throughout Love's career in the games industry, he's served as the principal combat designer on Diablo 4. He was previously the lead technical artist on Diablo 3.

Kelly's work history includes a five-year stint at THQ as its senior vice president of business development. He also held the position of director at The Walt Disney Company.

The studio is developing a new action RPG for PC and home consoles; mobile versions will be evaluated. Additionally, Gas Giant Games is poised to give a private presentation of its title to publishers and investors at GDC next week.

"A development team's time is a precious thing, and there's no justification for spending their time on anything other than games they want to make. And man, do we want to make this game," said Love.

Topics in this article

Follow topics and we'll email you when we publish something new about them.  Manage your notification settings .

Author
Jeffrey Rousseau avatar

Jeffrey Rousseau

Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.