Asobo Studio, a start-up based in Bordeaux, the first independent video games developer in France, has won over Microsoft with its two holographic games on HoloLens, Fragments and Young Conker.
Fragments and Young Conker are available for the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition and can be downloaded directly using the device on the Windows Store.
Asobo Studio and Microsoft share a rich common history and their partnership provides them with the opportunity to develop expertise in holographic entertainment.
“From today, the world of video game players will be at the centre of the action and interactions. It has been an amazing experience to work side by side with Microsoft teams, and to take on the challenge of developing new creative processes for a new device,” said Sébastien Wloch, CEO of Asobo Studio.
“Asobo Studio is a creative company and a world-class developer,” says Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, Kudo Tsunoda. “We are delighted to have been able to benefit from the expertise of this company in many areas, particularly their ability to create new games for new and exciting platforms. We look forward to seeing how the work of Asobo inspires other developers in their creation of hybrid reality experiences for Microsoft Hololens”.
In its 13 years of existence, ASOBO Studio (100 employees) has become a major player in the video games industry with its original and ambitious productions, and by partnering with many prestigious publishers (Ubisoft, Codemasters, Microsoft, etc.).
Asobo Studio games have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide. As the N° 3rd city in France for video games after Paris and Lyon, Bordeaux has structured its ecosystem around Bordeaux Games, enabling it to attract talent in serious games, virtual reality and games for mobiles or gamification.