FASA Studio

FASA Studio
FormerlyFASA Interactive Technologies Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded1994; 30 years ago (1994) in Chicago, Illinois
FounderJordan Weisman
DefunctSeptember 12, 2007; 16 years ago (2007-09-12)
HeadquartersRedmond, Washington, U.S.

FASA Studio (formerly FASA Interactive Technologies Inc.) was an American video game developer that was founded in 1994 in Chicago, Illinois by the tabletop game company FASA Corporation. FASA is an acronym for "Freedonian Aeronautics and Space Administration".

In 1996, FASA Interactive and Virtual World Entertainment, another company created by FASA Corp. founders Jordan Weisman and L. Ross Babcock, became wholly owned subsidiaries of Virtual World Entertainment Group (VWEG). In 1999, Microsoft Corporation purchased VWEG to acquire the talent at FIT and the intellectual properties of FASA Corp. The VWE component of VWEG was sold to a group headed by VWEG's former CFO, James Garbarini. FASA Interactive then became a FASA Studio, a component of Microsoft Game Studios. As such, the company developed games exclusive to the Windows and Xbox platforms Its headquarters were located in Redmond, Washington, only a few miles from Microsoft Corporation's main campus.

FASA was officially shut down on September 12, 2007, with only the Community Manager and Technical Support Manager positions remaining active to support their games. Microsoft subsequently licensed the rights to produce electronic adaptations of FASA games back to Weisman, who directed a venture called Smith & Tinker. Smith & Tinker closed down November 8, 2012.[citation needed]

Games developed

Year Title Platform Note(s)
1998 MechCommander Windows Published by MicroProse and Hasbro Interactive
2000 MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
2001 MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Co-developed with Cyberlore Studios
MechCommander 2
2002 MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Co-developed with Cyberlore Studios
MechAssault Xbox Co-developed with Day 1 Studios
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
2004 MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Co-developed with Day 1 Studios
2007 Shadowrun Windows, Xbox 360

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