Two ex-Battlefield DICE developers have started their own game development studio and are working on a new PC RPG.
The Outsiders is a brand new indie game studio created by two ex-DICE developers – David Goldfarb and Benjamin Cousins.
Goldfarb left his job at DICE as a Game Director for PayDay 2 to work independently. While Cousins, who worked alongside Goldfarb at DICE, left to help launch Ngmco Sweden before becoming a free-to-play game consultant.
Now both have joined forced to create The Outsiders with the aim of launching a new, and as yet untitled, role-playing game for PC.
Goldfarb is the Creative Chief and Cousins is the CEO of the new Stockholm-based indie team.
“I’ve been working on this concept for a long time,” said Goldfarb in an interview with Eurogamer. “It felt like I had gotten to a place where I felt good about it, but then I realised that I couldn’t do it alone. So I thought, maybe I should go find somebody, and that’s when I thought of Ben.”
“He has a tone of experience starting things, doing them in a new way.”
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However, Goldfarb has been quick to disassociate The Outsiders with Cousins specialism in free-to-play.
“I’m not saying free-to-play though. I’m not going to say that word. I’m not saying we’re not doing it. But don’t assume that we are. That would be the wrong assumption”.
“It’s my first stab at [an RPG] – or my first real stab, I should say. I’ve done it kind of informally at a lot of places I’ve worked…”
“I’ve loved RPGs all my life and have been shoehorning elements of them into games I’ve made over the years with lesser or more success. This is an opportunity anyway.”