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[Assassin’s Creed Origins]EA will publish an unannounced IP being developed by Assassin’s Creed Origins actor Abubakar Salim

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  By Stephany Nunneley

  11 March 2021 17:11 GMT

  Silver Rain Games, an interactive entertainment development studio co-founded by BAFTA-nominated actor and producer Abubakar Salim, has signed a publishing deal with the EA Originals Label.

  EA Originals will provide funding for the up-and-coming studio’s unannounced IP.

  Silver Rain, which is based in the UK, was co-founded in December 2019 by Salim, best known for his role on HBO’s Raised by Wolves, and who is also known for lending his voice to Assassin’s Creed Origins character Bayek.

  Salim will run the studio alongside Melissa Phillips, who will lead as head of studio, who previously worked as the BAFTA Games Programme manager on BAFTA Games programs and events.

  The company was launched with the intent to generate “thought-provoking and innovative games” and content across different mediums.

  “In what has been a challenging year, we have assembled an extraordinarily creative and worldly team who are eager to work on projects that bring their global perspectives to life. Together we will construct an exciting universe that unlocks the power of storytelling and the brilliance that brings,” said Salim. “We couldn’t be happier to work with the EA Originals team, who are phenomenal partners for us as we begin this journey. Not only does each of them understand our vision to inspire and entertain, but they also welcome this exciting new age of game development.”

  “We have spent the last year really growing our team and have some exceptionally talented people supporting us on putting this game together,” said Phillips. “I am so excited to see the team grow again and really have the opportunity to showcase the quality of the work they are creating.”

  “We feel incredibly fortunate to be working with Abu, Mel and the entire team at Silver Rain,” said Matt Bilbey, EVP strategic growth. “They are a bold new independent studio who will create distinct, innovative new experiences. We look forward to supporting them on this epic adventure they are on and when the time is right, connecting them with a global audience of players.”

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