nWay, a new games company has been formed and formally announced by some familiar names within the Scottish games industry, ex-Realtime Worlds duo Tony Harman and Dave Jones.
The San Francisco based company is focusing on a free-to-play business model and says that many of their larger competitors are missing huge elements of the F2P market and have decided that the focus of their company will be to innovate within the F2P business model.
Here's the official blurb from nWay's website:
nWay is currently hard at work on a new game called Chrono Blade, an action role-playing game. ChronoBlade is being developed as a cross-platform title, with an emphasis on the action and drop-in/drop-out style of gameplay.nWay is a developer and publisher of free-to-play online multiplayer games based in San Francisco, California. We were founded in 2011 by gaming and startup veterans, who want to bring fun console-quality multiplayer games to the web and mobile platforms. We?re still an early-stage startup and have plenty of awesome games in our development pipeline so stay tuned. There?s so much more to come!
ChronoBlade will incorporate social elements within the game that will enable players to share progress and include friends in the game. Facebook is currently the lead platform with other platforms and devices, such as the recently kickstarted Android based console OUYA, being considered. nWay has said that ChronoBlade will be an entirely new experience on Facebook.
ChronoBlade is expected to enter a beta within the next couple of months; you can find out more about nWay and ChronoBlade in this interview with Inside Social Games.