February 2, 2023

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Assassin’s Creed star’s new indie studio gets major EA funding

Silver Rain Games, the new developer co-founded by BAFTA-nominated Assassin’s Creed star Abubakar Salim, will become the next team working under the EA Originals label.

It means the studios’ debut project will be funded by EA and be shown on the same stage as the publisher’s biggest games, as well as fellow EA Originals such as A Way Out, Fe, and Sea of Solitude.

The announcement caps off a successful first year for Silver Rain Games, a remote studio headed up by former BAFTA Games programme manager Melissa Phillips and Salim himself – who you may know better as Bayek in Assassin’s Creed Origins or Father in the Ridley Scott HBO series Raised by Wolves.

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