Digital Extremes

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian-based developer has a rich history in developing some of the industry’s top first-person shooter and action games. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal, Unreal Tournament – and all its iterations -- and continuing with such hits as Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3 and the multi-player campaign of BioShock 2. Most recently, Digital Extremes earned critical acclaim for the development of first-person shooter, The Darkness® II, based on the comic book series of the same name and the use of its proprietary technology, the Evolution Engine™. The studio is currently developing the Free-To-Play action game, Warframe®.
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London, CA
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253 (est)+3%
Digital Extremes was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in London, CA

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Digital Extremes has an office in London
London, CA (HQ)
148 Fullarton St, London, ON N6A 1H8 Fullarton St

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Twitch to start selling video games this week

 Video game streaming site Twitch will soon begin selling PC games and other in-game content on its site, the company says. We understand the games may arrive as soon as tomorrow or later this week, though the exact timing is still in flux. Already one of the top destinations for live streaming and …

Warframe hits a Steam record of concurrent users following Octavia’s Anthem’s release

Warframe is four years old, but it’s more popular on PC than ever before. Digital Extremes revealed today that its free-to-play cooperative shooter reached a new high of concurrent users on Steam following the release of the game studio’s Octavia’s Anthem update. The March 24 to March 25 weekend att…

Amazon’s Twitch will begin selling games alongside live video

Twitch has an audience of million of gamers, and now developers can sell games to those people directly through the video site. Amazon’s Twitch is getting ecommerce features that will enable developers and publishers to sell games and in-game content alongside live video of community broadcasters li…

Twitch to take on Steam with new direct game marketplace

Move over, Steam. Soon you’ll be able to buy your games directly from Twitch. Twitch today announced a new service called Twitch Games Commerce, which allows you to purchase games from Twitch, vis-à-vis Amazon. If a partnered streamer is playing a game available through Twitch, a ‘Buy Now’ button on…

Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring

 Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch announced this morning that it will now sell games directly on its platform – a not entirely surprising expansion for the service where developers are already taking advantage of the site’s social community to get the word out about their games, and eng…

GamesBeat weekly roundup: We try Nintendo’s Switch, and game sales are up in 2016

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Nintendo reveals new Fire Emblem games, the PlayStation 4 wins December, and we look at the upcoming strategy game Halo Wars 2. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: 10 predictions for games in 2017 Did Nint…
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