It would seem that Denis Dyack and co. are soon to be singing to no one else's tune but their own. Yesterday the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade announced that Silicon Knights, the studio behind Eternal Darkness and Too Human, had received CDN $3 million in funding to help it become a 'self-sustainable, self-publishing' company.
Currently working on X-Men Destiny for Activision, with an eye towards release in September, the studio is also working on a 3D development engine that will allow for 'new advanced camera systems, improved audio and video and better computing technology'.
'This is going to benefit Silicon Knights in ways that are profound and long-lasting,' said Dyack. 'With Ontario government support, we are better-positioned to further develop the eighth art of video games. This will enhance our competitive edge within the highly-competitive video game market, help us become a self-sustainable, self-publishing entity, and allow us to enter lucrative global markets.' [The Standard via GI.biz]