Exordium, the publisher of upcoming sci-fi massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game Infinite Fleet, today announced the addition of two former Ubisoft executives, Steve Miller and Keith Chan, to its board of directors. Both Miller and Chan bring more than 20 years of experience in senior roles at leading AAA game studios to Exordium and its flagship game, Infinite Fleet.
Prior to joining Exordium, Keith Chan spent 20 years at Ubisoft, most recently as the Director and General Manager of Ubisoft Southeast Asia. During his career, Chan grew Ubisoft Hong Kong into one of the company’s most profitable offices and set up new entities in several Asian markets. He was instrumental in the commercial success of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six and Splinter Cell, two of the best selling video games of the 2000’s, in Asia.
Chan retired in 2018 at age 50, but decided to return to the games industry for Exordium. “I’m impressed by the development prowess of Exordium and Pixelmatic, which are headed by the best talents in the games industry,” Chan said. “I am really looking forward to the release of Infinite Fleet, the first space MMO to allow players to literally become a part of the story.”
A colleague of Chan’s at Ubisoft, Steve Miller spent 14 years as Managing Director of Ubisoft Asia and 11 years as Director of Business Development for Electronic Arts prior to that. Miller oversaw the remarkable growth of Ubisoft’s publishing business in Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. He has been living in Japan for over 25 years and has established a significant network in the region.
On joining Exordium’s board of directors, Miller said, “I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life where I can use my experience in the interactive industry, and combine it with the fast-growing developments in blockchain solutions, for both virtual currency as well as for the real-world funding of game development. Decentralization of markets and digital assets is inevitable and Infinite Fleet can be a leader in this trend for video games.”
Miller and Chan will support Infinite Fleet’s development team, which is led by veteran AAA game developers that have worked on franchises such as Age of Empires, Homeworld, Company of Heroes, Dawn of War, Mass Effect, and other top-rated games which have collectively grossed over US$1.2 billion globally. Exordium is currently conducting a public fundraising round that follows a private round in which it raised over US$4.1 million. Infinite Fleet’s first alpha release is expected in the coming weeks.