Mythic co-founder heads new social studio

Mark Jacobs, co-founder and former boss of EA-owned Mythic Entertainment, has gone and quietly kicked off a new casual studio, City State Entertainment.

The  Fairfax, Virginia-based, social-focused studio has been around since this March even, and is currently busy with an unannounced iOS/Android game that may also make it to PC.

“We’re hoping to carve our own niche,” Jacobs tells Forbes, “but at the end of the day, what we really want to do is just make great, fun games for everyone.”

“Social games are certainly a lot easier to develop than a traditional game, let alone an MMO. And because of the faster development cycle and the lower costs, we have a lot more freedom in what we want to do.”

The unannounced project is expected to launch later in the year.