Halo, Batman Arkham, Doom devs form new studio to make “new generation” of story-driven action games

A team of developers whose past work includes Halo Infinite, the Batman: Arkham trilogy, and Doom (2016) has teamed with Chinese tech giant NetEase to form a new studio that’ll create narrative-driven action games with a AAA polish.

The announcement of the new all-star studio Jar of Sparks comes less than two months after Halo Infinite head of design Jerry Hook left 343 Industries. Hook is the studio head and CEO and will work with fellow founding members Paul Crocker, who was lead narrative director on the Batman: Arkham trilogy; Greg Stone, who produced 2016’s Doom revival, and Steve Dyck, whose credits include the Halo series, SSX, and NBA Street.