Bruce Straley, who beforehand co-directed Uncharted 2, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us with Naughty Dog, has introduced he’s returning to video games development and establishing a new studio titled Wildflower Interactive.
In a video posted to Straley’s Twitter web page which was captioned, “It’s finally happened!! We’re doing a thing!!” he defined that he had some information to share. “In 2017 I left the industry not sure whether I wanted to make games anymore, but the longer I was away I kept thinking about this medium and everything yet to be done and everything I wanted to do still.”
Straley defined that he had an concept that “kept following” him and so he teamed up with some mates and commenced to prototype. “I realised I need to make this game, but if I’m going to make this game I need to build a team. If I build a team, I have to build a company. If we’re going to do that, then we have to do it the right way,” he stated.
The ethos of the corporate is necessary to Straley, as he defined: “It has to be inclusive, equitable and collaborative, full of big-hearted people that want to grow both professionally and personally. The culture has to be as iterative as the way we make games.”
Straley went on to say he’s “stoked” to announce the formation of Wildflower Interactive, which has an “exciting partner” which helps the new firm and “is going to help us reach the broadest audience possible.”
Wildflower Interactive can also be hiring, and already consists of builders credited on titles together with The Last of Us, Call of Duty, Pathless, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Astroneer and Abzu. The studio is at the moment trying to add an audio designer, character modeler, gameplay designer and animator to its ranks amongst different roles. The studio additionally advantages from being a “100 per cent remote work environment,” with the studio promising to “maintain some sort of hybrid workspace” if that adjustments sooner or later.
Straley expressed that he’s “super excited by the announcement” and what the workforce is constructing. While there aren’t any additional clues as to what Wildflower Interactive is at the moment engaged on, the web site says that it’s “making ‘small-ish’, creatively-charged, uniquely-stylized games.”
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