Some of the folks behind Sony Online Entertainment's Denver development studio have decided to break off and launch an all new game studio. The new company announced its presence today as Dire Wolf Digital Game Studios.
The company was founded by Scott Martins, who also founded Worlds Apart Productions. That studio was bought by Sony Online in 2006 and Martins, until now, stayed on as its studio head. He and other members of the team helped to develop digital trading card games based on a variety of licenses including Lord of the Rings, Stargate, Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies and others. Dire Wolf says it's already working on a new trading card game based on an unnamed MMO title and is also working on "additional social and strategy game projects for 2011."