A handful of ex-Call of Duty developers have banded together to form a new development house called Reload Studios, according to recent reports.
Consisting of 12 members, five of whom are industry veterans and four of whom were former members of Infinity Ward, are soon to announce a new first-person shooter project aimed to launch on next-gen consoles, virtual reality devices, and mobile in 2015.
Founding members include James Chung, who has previous experience working on the Call of Duty franchise, along with Taehoon Oh, who’s worked on six Call of Duty titles, Pete Blumel, a producer who has worked on the Modern Warfare and Ghosts series, and Hougant Chen, who has also worked on various Call of Duty titles, as well as Kaos Studios’ shooter Homefront. Nik Ranieri rounds off the quintuplet, a former Disney animator who worked on major Disney films, including The Little Mermaid.
Founder Jame Chung spoke of his fondness for VR devices in a recent press release:
“When I first saw what the latest round of VR devices could do, I realized these were not just peripherals but brand new platforms that could transform the way we experience, interact with and create media. It was the perfect time to follow my passion and bring together the most talented people I know under one roof to form a development culture that promotes creativity and collaboration.”
Co-founder Taehoon Oh added:
“People are always looking for something new. Just as smartphones changed the way we live our lives, I am sure VR will change the way people experience media content. As a game developer, this realization compelled me to become part of a new team that focuses on developing VR content.”
You’ll find their website here.
Via IGN. Thanks, Jeff, for the tip!